Paradrymonia barbata

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Paradrymonia barbata


Epiphytic herb, 30 cm long. Stem sappy becoming sarmentose, creeping, repent or pendent, hirsute. Leaves equal in a pair; petiole 0.5-1 cm long, hirsute; blade chartaceous when dry, lanceolate, 4-5 x 2-2.5 cm, margin crenate, apex acute, base slightly cordate to rounded, above appressed-pubescent, below appressed-pubescent along veins. Flowers solitary; epedunculate; pedicel 0.5-1 cm long, pilose. Calyx lobes free, erect, subequal, narrowly lanceolate, 0.7-1 x 0.1-0.2 cm, margin with 1-4 obscure teeth, apex acute, outside hirsute, inside strigose; corolla oblique in calyx, cream, 1.2-1.5 cm long, tube slightly infundibuliform, 1-1.3 cm long, base spurred, 0.3 cm wide, middle slightly contracted, throat round, 0.5-0.6 cm wide, outside hirsute, inside glabrous, limb 0.8-1.2 cm wide, lobes unequal, spreading, rounded, 0.2-0.4 x 0.15-0.4 cm, margin ventral lobe long-fimbriate; stamens slightly exserted, inserted near base of corolla; ovary oblong, 0.3 x 0.25 cm, appressed-pubescent, style 0.7-0.9 cm long, glabrous, stigma capitate. Mature fruit not seen.


Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region endemic, Eping R endemic, Guyana endemic
Endemic to Guyana from the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region (near Eping R.); know only from the type collection (GU: 1).


Collected in flower in .