Rhoogeton viviparus

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Rhoogeton viviparus


Terrestrial herb, 10-30 cm tall (including leaves). Stem succulent, ascending, villous. Leaves subequal in a pair; petiole 0.7-18 cm long, strigillose; blade papyraceous when dry, ovate or oblong-ovate, 3.5-18.5 x 2-8 cm, margin biserrate-dentate, occasionally producing marginal bulbils, apex acute to acuminate, base rounded or cuneate, above sparsely strigillose to glabrous, below strigillose, especially on veins. Flowers 1-6, umbellate or subcymose; peduncle 7-38 cm long, sparsely strigillose at base, glabrescent above; pedicel 0.5-2 cm long, strigillose. Calyx subcampanulate, green to reddish, lobes free, 4 lobes subequal, dorsal lobe smaller and curved around spur, all oblong, 0.6-1 x 0.15-0.3 cm, margin entire or sparsely toothed, apex acute to acuminate, outside sparsely strigillose, inside sparsely strigillose; corolla oblique in calyx, red-scarlet to orange-rose outside, 2.5-3.7 cm long, tube trumpet-shaped, 1.8-2.8 cm long, base spurred, 0.2-0.3 cm wide, middle slightly ventricose, throat slightly contracted, 0.5-0.7 cm wide, outside sparsely strigillose, inside sparsely pilose towards mouth, limb 1.2-2.5 cm wide, lobes subequal, spreading to patent, rounded, 0.4-1 x 0.4-1 cm, margin subcrenate-serrate; stamens included, adnate for 0.1-0.2 cm to base of corolla tube; ovary ovoid, 0.3-0.4 x 0.2-0.25 cm, pubescent, style ca. 2 cm long, sparsely pubescent, stigma 2-lobed. Mature capsule not seen.


Bolivar present, Guyana present, Southern America, eastern Venezuela present
Eastern Venezuela (BolĂ­var), Guyana, and Brazil; 23 collections studied (GU: 15).


Collected in flower .