Comprehensive Description

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Rourea suerrensis Donn. -Smith, Bot. Gaz. 23 : 5. 1897
A small tree." Petioles rather stout, 10 cm. long or less ; leaflets 5 or 3, chartaceous, elliptic to obovate-oblong, the larger ones 1.5-2.3 dm. long, 1 dm. wide or less, deep-green and faintly shining above, paler beneath, acuminate at the apex, narrowed at the base, the stout petiolules 3 or 4 mm. long, the veins elevated on the lower surface, about 5 on each side of the midvein ; panicles clustered in the upper axils, about as long as the petioles, the rachis and pedicels appressed-puberulent; pedicels 5 mm. long or less ; calyx about 3 mm. long, its lobes broadly ovate, acutish ; petals oblong, obtuse, about 6 mm. long ; shorter stamens about as long as the calyx-lobes ; carpels pilose, much shorter than the styles ; follicles narrowly oblong, curved, about 13 mm. long and 5-6 mm. in diameter . aril yellow, about one fourth as long as the seed.
Type locality : Suerre, I^lanos de Santa Clara, 300 m. alt., Costa Rica. Distribution : Known only from the type locality.
bibliographic citation
Frederick Vernon Coville, Nathaniel Lord Britton, Henry Allan Gleason, John Kunkel Small, Charles Louis Pollard, Per Axel Rydberg. 1908. GROSSULARIACEAE, PLATANACEAE, CROSSOSOMATACEAE, CONNARACEAE, CALYCANTHACEAE, and ROSACEAE (pars). North American flora. vol 22(3). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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