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Lyonia latifolia subsp. calycosa (Small) A. Borhidi

Comprehensive Description

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Xolisma calycosa Small, sp. nov
A small tree, often 3-4 m. tall, with densely brown-scurfy twigs; leaves not crowded, the blades leathery, oval or broadly elliptic, varying to slightly broadest above the middle or below it, obtuse or rounded at the apex, ultimately glabrous, slightly shining above, pale and slightly reticulate beneath, with the midrib prominent and the lateral veins not very prominent, rather long-petioled ; racemes cluster-like, 1-2.5 cm. long, the pedicels densely brown-scurfy; calyx-lobes 5, lanceolate, 4-5 mm. long, acuminate; corolla white, somewhat scurfy, ovoidconic, 6-7 mm. long, the lobes triangularo-^ie, much shorter than the tube; filaments 4^5 mm. long, abruptly dilated at the base; anthers oblong, nearly 2 mm. long; capsules ovoid,
6-7 mm. long.
Type collected between Firmeza and Gran Piedra, Cuba, March 4, 5, 1911, Shafer 8997 (herb.
N. Y. Bot. Gard.).
Distribution: Known only from the type locality.
bibliographic citation
John Kunkel Small, NathanieI Lord Britton, Per Axel Rydberg, LeRoy Abrams. 1914. ERICALES, CLETHRACEAE, LENNOACEAE, PTROLACEAE, MONOTROPACEAE, ERICACEAE, UVA-URSI. North American flora. vol 29(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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