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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 2/7/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 2/7/2013)
PlaceOfPublication Bull. Soc. Philom. Paris 91. 1825
Reference R. E. Fries, in Acta Hort. Berg. 12: 6. 1934.
Description Small trees or shrubs. Flowers small, axillary, sometimes produced on the older, leafless branches; pedicels bracteolate. Sepals thin, valvate in bud, free or sometimes connate at first and irregularly splitting, often deciduous. Petals valvate, all rather alike, but the inner mostly a little smaller and thicker, all, or only the inner, keeled on the inner surface above the middle. Stamens several, the innermost often sterile; connective of the fertile stamens not forming a disk above the pollen sacs, elongated into a ligule, sometimes very short. Carpels several; ovules 2, erect, produced from the basal part of ovary cavity. Monocarps free, dry, stipitate, club- shaped, opening along the inner sides. Seeds 2, very smooth and lustrous, appressed against each other and therefore plane on one side side and convex on the other.
Habit trees or shrubs
Distribution A rather large genus, containing 20 American species occupying a vast region from Central America and Colombia to southern Brazil, centering along the Amazon.
Key a. Leaves smaller (8-16 cm. long), acute and long-decurrent at the base; the secondary nerves 7-8 per side ..................... 1. A. PANAMENSIS. aa. Leaves larger (30-35 cm. long), rounded at the base; the secondary nerves about 15 per side 2. A. ALLENIT.
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