Comprehensive Description

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Catesbaea microcarpa Urban, Symb. Ant. 5: 509. 1908 A shrub 2-2.5 meters high, the branches minutely hirtellous, the internodes 5-10 mm. long, the spines 5-7 mm. long, reddish at the apex; stipules triangular-lanceolate, 1.5 mm. long or shorter, stramineous ; petioles 1-2 mm. long; leaf-blades ovate, rhombic-oval, or oval-elliptic, 7-15 mm. long, 4-7 mm. wide, cuneate at the base, obtuse or acute at the apex, chartaceous, glabrous above, minutely pilosulous beneath, the lateral nerves 1 or 2 on each side, prominulous beneath; flowers sessile, solitary or geminate; hypanthium narrowly obovoid, glabrous, the calyx-lobes lance-linear, obtuse, slightly connate at the base, 1.3 mm. long, equaling the hypanthium; corolla 3.5 mm. long, glabrous within, the lobes oblong, obtuse, twice as long as the tube; stamens adnate to the base of the corolla, the anthers 2.5 mm. long, the filaments 1 mm. long; ovules solitary; fruit oval, 2.5 mm. long, 1.6-1.8 mm. thick, the pericarp thin; seeds oval, brown.
Type locality: In forests, Petite Riviere de Bajonnais, Haiti, altitude 100 meters. Distribution: Haiti.
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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