Dulacia redmondii

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Dulacia redmondii


Erect, sometimes prostrate (sub)shrub or treelet, 0.1-0.5(-1.5) m highwith a sometimes branched xylopodium; bark fissured in squares, grayish-whitish. Branchlets erect, slender, puberulous. Leaves drooping; petioles puberulous, 1-2 mm long; blades fleshy-coriaceous, not wax-coated, ovate-lanceolate, 1.3-3.1 x 0.5-1 cm, apex (sub)acute, base obtuse to rounded, pale olive-green and wrinkled all over when dry, glabrous or puberulous on primary vein and margin, primary vein grooved above, secondary veins 2-3 pairs. Racemes axillary and terminal, 3-6-flowered, puberulous or subglabrous, rachis 7-15(-20) mm long; bracts lanceolate, 1.5-2 mm long; pedicels 0.8-1(-1.5) mm long. Flowers glabrous; calyx shortly cup-shaped, ca. 2 mm diam.; petals ligulate-lanceolate, fleshy, pale olive, 4.5-5 x 0.8-1.2 mm; stamens about 2/3 as long as the petals, anthers ovoid-oblong, mucronulate, filaments short hairy distally; staminodes short-hairy at middle only; free part of ovary hemispherical, glabrous, abruptly narrowed to the style. Fruit ovoid to subglobose, apex truncate, apiculate by the remaining style-base, 0.9-1 x (0.4-)0.6-0.8 cm, glabrous, orange or vermillion.


Guyana present present, Parabara savanna present, Southern America: Colombia (Colombia present); Venezuela (Venezuela present)
Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana; 36 collections studied, 1 collection from Guyana: Parabara savanna (FD 7646, NY).