Comprehensive Description

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Catesbaea fuertesii Urban, Symb. Ant. 7: 402. 1912 A shrub, the branches minutely hirtellous, the internodes 0.5-1 cm. long, the spines 0.5-1 cm. long, hirtellous; stipules triangular, short-acuminate or apiculate, about 1 mm. long; leaves opposite, the petioles 0.5 mm. long or shorter, the blades obovate or narrowly obovate, 4-7 mm. long, 2-4 mm. wide, gradually narrowed to the base, very obtuse or rounded at the apex, sometimes obscurely apiculate, subcoriaceous, minutely pilose, the lateral nerves obsolete; flowers subsessile, solitary or geminate, white, 4-parted; hypanthium obovoid or narrowly obovoid, minutely hirtellous, the calyx-lobes short-connate at the base, lanceolate, subobtuse, shorter than the hypanthium; corolla 5 mm. long, the tube broadly obconic, glabrous within, the lobes ovate-elliptic, about twice as long as the tube, obtuse, sparsely and minutely pilose outside; stamens inserted at the base of the corolla, the filaments 3.5 mm. long, the anthers 1.5 mm. long, exserted; style straight; ovules solitary or rarely 2; fruit narrowly oval, 2.5-3
mm. long, 1.5-1.8 mm. thick, glabrate, the pericarp thin; seeds obovate, brownish-green,
Type locality: In open forests. Barahona, Santo Domingo, altitude 50 meters. Distribution: Known only from the type locality.
bibliographic citation
Paul Carpenter Standley. 1934. RUBIALES; RUBIACEAE (pars). North American flora. vol 32(3). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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