Tachia guianensis

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Tachia guianensis

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<<<Calyx>Corolla>Apex>Shape

acute1
1. 005-006-006-001

<<<Calyx>Corolla>Lobes>Length

9-13 mm long2
2. 005-006-005-002

<<<Calyx>Corolla>Lobes>Shape

ovate3
3. 005-006-005-001

<<<Calyx>Pistil>Ovary>Length

8.5 mm long4
4. 005-009-002-001

<<<Calyx>Pistil>Stigma lobes>Dimensions

3-4 x 1.5-2 mm5
5. 005-009-004-001

<<<Calyx>Pistil>Style>Length

ca. 52 mm long6
6. 005-009-003-001

<<<Calyx>Stamens>Anthers>Colour

cream-colored or white7
7. 005-007-002-001

<<<Calyx>Stamens>Anthers>Length

3-4 mm long8
8. 005-007-002-003

<<<Calyx>Stamens>Anthers>Shape

elliptic9
9. 005-007-002-002

<<<Calyx>Stamens>Filaments>Length

41-45 mm long10
10. 005-007-001-001

<<<Leaves>Blade>Apex>Shape

acuminate11
11. 003-002-005-001

<<<Leaves>Blade>Base>Shape

attenuate12
12. 003-002-006-001

<<<Leaves>Blade>Margins>Shape

flat13
13. 003-002-004-001

<<Branches>Internodes>Length

(4-)5-9(-10) cm long14
14. 002-003-001

<<Calyx>Apex>Shape

acute15
15. 005-005-001

<<Calyx>Corolla>Apex

apex ;16
16. 005-006-006

<<Calyx>Corolla>Colour

yellow17
17. 005-006-001

<<Calyx>Corolla>Length

60-77 mm long18
18. 005-006-003

<<Calyx>Corolla>Lobes

lobes , , twisted lengthwise at anthesis,19
19. 005-006-005

<<Calyx>Corolla>Shape

salver-shaped20
20. 005-006-002

<<Calyx>Corolla>Width

9-11 mm wide at mouth21
21. 005-006-004

<<Calyx>Lobes>Dimensions

8-14 x 3-4 mm22
22. 005-003-002

<<Calyx>Lobes>Shape

ovate23
23. 005-003-001

<<Calyx>Margins>Texture

membranaceous24
24. 005-004-001

<<Calyx>Pistil>Length

56-63 mm long25
25. 005-009-001

<<Calyx>Pistil>Ovary

ovary ,26
26. 005-009-002

<<Calyx>Pistil>Stigma lobes

stigma lobes .27
27. 005-009-004

<<Calyx>Pistil>Style

style ,28
28. 005-009-003

<<Calyx>Stamens>Anthers

anthers , , , straight after anthesis;29
29. 005-007-002

<<Calyx>Stamens>Filaments

filaments , straight,30
30. 005-007-001

<<Inflorescences>Flower number per inflorescence>Flower number

1-2-flowered31
31. 004-001-001

<<Leaves>Blade>Apex

apex ,32
32. 003-002-005

<<Leaves>Blade>Base

base .33
33. 003-002-006

<<Leaves>Blade>Dimensions

8.8-22 x 3.9-9.5 cm34
34. 003-002-003

<<Leaves>Blade>Margins

margin ,35
35. 003-002-004

<<Leaves>Blade>Shape

elliptic to oblong-elliptic36
36. 003-002-002

<<Leaves>Blade>Texture

thin-membranaceous37
37. 003-002-001

<<Leaves>Petiole>Length

0.5-2 cm long38
38. 003-001-001

<Branches>Diameter

0.3-0.5 cm in diam.39
39. 002-001

<Branches>Internodes

internodes .40
40. 002-003

<Branches>Shape

terete (sometimes slightly ridged), not winged41
41. 002-002

<Calyx>Apex

apex ;42
42. 005-005

<Calyx>Colour

orange43
43. 005-001

<Calyx>Corolla

corolla , , , ,44
44. 005-006

<Calyx>Dimensions

26-40 x 6-7 mm45
45. 005-002

<Calyx>Lobes

lobes , ,46
46. 005-003

<Calyx>Margins

margin ,47
47. 005-004

<Calyx>Pistil

pistil ,48
48. 005-009

<Calyx>Pollen

pollen exine reticulate;49
49. 005-008

<Calyx>Stamens

stamens exserted from corolla mouth,50
50. 005-007

<Fruits>Colour

green, yellow to orange and brown51
51. 006-002

<Fruits>Dimensions

35-43 x 5-6 mm52
52. 006-004

<Fruits>Growth form

erect53
53. 006-001

<Fruits>Seeds

seeds not seen.54
54. 006-005

<Fruits>Shape

elliptic55
55. 006-003

<Habit>Height

up to 5 m high56
56. 001-001

<Leaves>Blade

blade , , ,57
57. 003-002

<Leaves>Petiole

petiole ;58
58. 003-001

Branches

Branches , ;59
59. 002

Calyx

Calyx , ,60
60. 005

Citation

Aubl. 1775 – In: Hist. Pl. Guiane. tab. 29

Common Name

English (Guyana): alawai, guianan tachia, karakalidan, loaro-ek, wara-ek

Description

Shrub or small tree, up to 5 m high, branched. Branches 0.3-0.5 cm in diam., terete (sometimes slightly ridged), not winged; internodes (4-)5-9(-10) cm long. Leaves petiolate, arranged along stem; petiole 0.5-2 cm long; blade thin-membranaceous, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 8.8-22 x 3.9-9.5 cm, margin flat, apex acuminate, base attenuate. Inflorescence 1-2-flowered. Calyx orange, 26-40 x 6-7 mm, lobes ovate, 8-14 x 3-4 mm, margin membranaceous, apex acute; corolla yellow, salver-shaped, 60-77 mm long, 9-11 mm wide at mouth, lobes ovate, 9-13 mm long, twisted lengthwise at anthesis, apex acute; stamens exserted from corolla mouth, filaments 41-45 mm long, straight, anthers cream-colored or white, elliptic, 3-4 mm long, straight after anthesis; pollen exine reticulate; pistil 56-63 mm long, ovary 8.5 mm long, style ca. 52 mm long, stigma lobes 3-4 x 1.5-2 mm. Fruit erect, green, yellow to orange and brown, elliptic, 35-43 x 5-6 mm; seeds not seen.

Distribution

Brazilian Amazon present, Guianas present present
The Guianas and Brazilian Amazon; 41 collections studied, all from the Guianas (GU: 28; SU: 4; FG: 9).

Fruits

Fruit , , , ;61
61. 006

Habit

Shrub or small tree, , branched.62
62. 001

Individuals Association

Suriname, Arrowhead Basin, Tafelberg, Maguire 24611 Guyana, Bartica-Potaro Rd., Sandwith 1111 Sinnamary R., between Cr. Plomb & Cr. Tigre, Mori et al. 23439 Suriname, between Tafelberg and Saramacca R., Wessels-Boer 1540 Guyana, Potaro-Siparuni Region, Kaieteur Gorge, Henkel et al. 2220 Sinnamary R., Petit Saut, Lescure 236

Inflorescences

Inflorescence .63
63. 004

Leaves

Leaves petiolate, arranged along stem;64
64. 003

Notes

Flowers are frequented by several species of hummingbirds (Whitton 17, 24-VII-1959, Potaro R. near Amatuk, Guyana).

Phenology

Flowering specimens collected in , fruiting specimens in .