Corytoplectus deltoideus

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Corytoplectus deltoideus


Terrestrial herb, 0.6-1.5 m tall. Stem woody at base, succulent above, erect, apex densely velutinous pubescent with reddish glandular hairs. Leaves subequal in a pair; petiole 3-7.5 cm long, appressed pilose; blade chartaceous when dry, elliptic, 11-22 x 4.5-8.9 cm, margin crenulate to subserrulate, apex acuminate, base acute to oblique, above scabridulous, below sparsely to densely strigillose. Flowers 2-3 in fasciculate inflorescences; peduncle 0-0.2 cm long, pubescent; pedicel 2.5-5.5 cm long, subsericeous-velutinousCalyx broadly campanulate, green to red, lobes free, erect, subequal, broadly deltoid, 1.1-1.9 x 0.6-1.3 cm, margin entire, apex long acuminate, outside glabrescent to densely strigillose, inside glabrescent to densely strigillose; corolla erect in calyx, yellow, ca. 2 cm long, tube subventricose, 1.8-1.9 cm long, base gibbous, 0.45-0.6 cm wide, middle slightly curved, throat contracted, ca. 0.5 cm wide, outside villous, inside glabrous, limb ca. 0.5 cm wide, lobes subequal, erect, subrotund, ca. 0.05 x ca. 0.1 cm, margin entire; stamens included, attached briefly to corolla base; ovary broadly ovoid, 0.3-0.5 x 0.3 cm, pilose, style ca. 2.8 cm long, pilose, stigma 2-lobed. Only immature fruit seen, subglobose.


Bolivar present, Guyana present, Southern America: Venezuela (Venezuela present)
Venezuela (BolĂ­var) and Guyana; 10 collections studied (GU: 4).


Collected in flower in ; probably fruiting in .