Coriaria thymifolia Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.
  • Sp. Pl.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Coriaria thymifolia Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000924545. Accessed on: 25 Oct 2020'

General Information

Slender shrub, often sarmentose, commonly 1-4.5 m high, usually recurving, the branches green or in age brownish. Leaves all spreading in one plane, closely set, sessile or nearly so, lanceolate-oblong to oblong-ovate, acute or subacute at the apex, truncate to cordate at the base, subcoriaceous, conspicuously nerved, 1-2 cm long, 5-15 mm broad, glabrate or glabrous. Racemes apical on small lateral branch- lets, virgate, 4-10 cm long, arcuate, slender-pedicellate. Flowers 2 mm long, yellow, green or dark red; sepals triangular-ovate, 1 mm long, 0.5 mm broad, glabrous; petals triangular, 1-1.5 mm long, glabrous; stamens yellow; styles terete, exserted conspicuously from the flower. Fruits globose, 3-4 mm thick, juicy, dark purple.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
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    Habit

    shrub

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
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    • 1
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    Distribution

    Central Mexico, through Central America to the Andes in South America, usually at higher elevations.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 

     Information From

    Coriariaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora de Panama
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/PAC
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden