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Catesbaea ekmaniana Urban, Ark. Bot. 20A 5 : 54. 1926
A scandent shrub, the branches terete, glabrous, the internodes 2-4 cm. long; spines arising slightly above the axils of the leaves, 7-13 mm. long, straight or subrecurved; stipules 2-3 mm. long, linear from a triangular base; petioles 1.5-2 mm. long; leaf-blades ovate-oblong to lance-linear, gradually narrowed or acuminate, with acute or subobtuse tip, acute at the base, 1.7-3 cm. long, 0.4-1.3 cm. wide, membranaceous, the lateral nerves 3-4 pairs, slender; flowers solitary, the pedicels 16-20 mm. long; hypanthium oblong, 15-17 mm. long, glabrous; calyx lobes 5 or 6, 20-33 mm. long, linear from a somewhat dilated base; corolla glabrous, 23 cm. long, the lower part of the tube linear-cylindraceous, 5 mm. thick, gradually dilated into a cylindric limb 4-4.5 cm. broad, 10-nerved, the 5 lobes rounded-triangular, shortly obtuseapiculate, 15 mm. long, 30 mm. wide; stamens adherent to the base of the corolla, the filaments 1 1.5 cm. long, pilosulous below, glabrous above, the anthers linear, 4.2 cm. long.
Type locality: Massif de la Selle, Morne Cabaio, near Roberjot, Haiti, altitude 1700 meters. Distribution: Known only from the type locality.
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Paul Carpenter Standley. 1934. RUBIALES; RUBIACEAE (pars). North American flora. vol 32(3). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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