Paradrymonia campostyla

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Paradrymonia campostyla


Terrestrial creeping or epiphytic plants, rooted at nodes, ultimately developing into suffrutescent herb (like Drymonia coccinea or Hedera helix). Stem sappy, creeping, hirsute, especially near apex. Leaves equal in a pair; petiole 0.6-4.5 cm long, hirsute; blade chartaceous when dry, often obliquely oblong-ovate or oblong-elliptic, 2.5-10 x 1.2-4.5 cm, margin subentire or obscurely repand-serrate, apex acute or acuminate, base cuneate or rounded, above hirsute or pilose, below hirsute or pilose, especially on veins. Flowers 1-3, in fascicles; peduncle very short or obsolete; pedicel 0.5-2 cm long, hirsute. Calyx green, lobes free, oblique, 4 subequal, ovate-lanceolate, 2-3.5 x 0.5-1.1 cm, dorsal one about half as long, margin repand-serrate, apex long-acuminate, outside hirsute, inside hirsute; corolla oblique in calyx, white, 3.5-6 cm long, tube 3-4.5 cm long, base spurred, 0.3-0.5 cm wide, middle not or hardly ventricose, throat slightly contracted, 1-1.5 cm wide, outside hirsute, inside partially pubescent with glandular hairs, minutely verrucose at throat, limb 2-3.5 cm wide, lobes subequal, spreading, suborbicular, 0.6-1.3 x 0.6-1.3 cm, margin entire; stamens included; ovary ovoid, 0.4-0.5 x 0.25-0.3 cm, hirsute, style 2.5-4 cm long, shortly hirsute, stigma 2-lobed. Mature capsule globose, ca. 1 cm in diameter.


Amaprá present, French Guiana present, Southern America, Suriname present
Suriname, French Guiana, and Brazil (Amaprá); 60 collections studied (SU: 15; FG: 50).

Common Name

English (French Guiana): ewoi asikaluwu, yamuleka asili, yamuleka'a sili


Collected in flower ; in fruit .


External febrifuge (Wayãpi).