Napeanthus angustifolius

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Napeanthus angustifolius

Description

Terrestrial herb, 5-25 cm long. Stem subwoody at base, pendent, glabrous or with a few long hairs. Leaves variable; petiole very short or lacking, glabrescent to long pilose; blade thinly membranaceous when dry, linear-oblanceolate, 4-25 x 0.5-2 cm, margin serrate to obscurely serrate, apex acute, base long decurrent to parallel, above with sparse long hairs, below with sparse short hairsFlowers 2 to many in pedunculate cymes; peduncle 5-15 cm long, with scattered long hairs to glabrescent; pedicel 1-3 cm long, glabrescent. Calyx green, lobes free nearly to base, oblique, equal, lanceolate, 0.5-0.6 x 0.1 cm, margin entire, apex acute with hardened tip, outside with short hairs, inside glabrous; corolla erect in calyx, white, tube campanulate, 0.4-0.5 cm long, base not spurred, ca. 0.1 cm wide, middle not curved or contracted, throat not contracted, lobes subequal, spreading to recurved, wide-lanceolate, margin entire; stamens included, inserted at base of corolla tube; ovary globose, 0.2 x 0.12 cm, glabrous, style 0.3-0.35 cm long, glabrous, stigma navicular, barely swollen. Mature capsule pale brown, ovoid apiculate, 0.2 x 0.12 cm.

Distribution

NE French Guiana: endemic
Endemic to NE French Guiana; 8 collections studied (FG: 8).

Phenology

Collected in flower in .