Gloeospermum Triana & Planch.
  • Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 4, 17: 128–129. 1862.


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General Information

GLOEOSPERMUM Triana & Planch.

Gloeospermum boreale C.V. Morton, Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 9: 309. 1940.

Arbustos glabros o árboles pequeños, 3–5 m de alto. Hojas alternas, elípticas, 8–20 cm de largo y 3–9 cm de ancho, acuminadas en el ápice, redondeadas a ampliamente cuneadas en la base, remotamente serradas, cartáceas; pecíolos cortos, estípulas 1–1.5 cm de largo, deciduas. Inflorescencias axilares, generalmente cimas simples de ca 1 cm de largo, a veces bifurcadas en pedúnculos cortos, flores actinomorfas, pedicelos ca 6 mm de largo; sépalos desiguales en tamaño, ca 1 mm de largo, verdes; pétalos iguales, ca 6.5 mm de largo; estambres con filamentos connados formando un tubo en la base, con apéndices del conectivo membranáceos, ca 1 mm de largo. Frutos abayados, indehiscentes, piriformes, ca 1.5 cm de diámetro; semillas pocas.

Al momento no se conoce de Nicaragua, pero se espera encontrar ya que ha sido colectada en el noreste de Costa Rica; Honduras a Costa Rica. Un género con ca 18 especies neotropicales; 6 especies adicionales se conocen en Costa Rica y Panamá.

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    Shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate, distichous, the petiole short, the stipules small and deciduous, the blade entire to serrate. Flowers in axillary, compact, mostly few-flowered, bracteate cymes, small, actinomorphic, mucilaginous; pedicel articulate; sepals free, equal or mostly unequal, persistent; petals imbricate, free, equal or nearly so, sessile, agglutinated in bud, white, yellow or reddish, deciduous with the stamens; filaments flattened, with dorsal, erect, carnose, glandular ap- pendages, these mostly free at the apex and united into a tube equalling or shorter than the filaments; anthers free, with apical connective scales about as long as or twice as long as the anthers; ovary with 3 placentae, each bearing few, 2-seriate ovules; style more or less subulate, the stigma terminal and punctiform. Fruits baccate, indehiscent, the pericarp carnose and mucilaginous; seeds few, the endosperm carnose, the cotyledons large and foliaceous.

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    Habit

    Shrubs trees

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    Distribution

    A small, neotropical genus represented in Panama by two species; two addi- tional species occur in Central America

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     Information From

    MBG Floras Images
    http://www.tropicos.org/ImageSearch.aspx
    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
    • A Missouri Botanical Garden
    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
    Flora de Nicaragua
    http://www.tropicos.org/projectwebportal.aspx?projectid=7&pagename=Home&langid=66
    WD Stevens, CU Ulloa, A Pool and OM Montiel. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2001
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Violaceae
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).