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Catesbaea sphaerocarpa Urban, Symb. Ant. 7: 401. 1912
Catesbaea parvifolia Urban, Symb. Ant. 1: 429, in part. 1899. Not C. parvifolia DC. 1830.
Branches minutely hirtellous, the internodes 0.6-1.2 cm. long, the spines 0.5-1 cm. long, minutely hirtellous; stipules triangular, 1 mm. long; leaves opposite, sessile or subsessile, the blades obovate or obovate-elliptic, 3-8 mm. long, 1.5-3.5 mm. wide, usually gradually narrowed to the base, rounded or truncate at the apex, obscurely apiculate, subcoriaceous, minutely pilosulous, the lateral nerves obsolete; flowers subsessile, solitary or geminate, 4or rarely 3-parted; hypanthium obovoid, sparsely hirtellous or glabrate, the calyx-lobes triangularlanceolate, about as long as the hypanthium, short-connate at the base, obtuse or acutish; corolla 6 mm. long, the tube obconic, glabrous within, the lobes ovate-elliptic, obtuse, almost twice as long as the tube; stamens inserted at the base of the corolla, the anthers about half as long as the filaments, 3 mm. long; style straight; ovules 3-6 in each cell; fruit globose, 3.5-5 mm. in diameter, glabrous, the pericarp thin; seeds rounded or oval, brown, granulate.
Type locality: Near Gonaives, Haiti. Distribution: Haiti.
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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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