Clavija lancifolia

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Clavija lancifolia


Shrub to 3 m, sometimes higher; young shoots puberulous or subglabrous. Petiole 1-8 cm long, 1-3 mm thick, puberulous at base, or glabrous; blade coriaceous or subcoriaceous, oblanceolate, narrowly oblanceolate, or sometimes narrowly ovate, obovate or elliptic, 12-60 x 3.5-14 cm, apex acute or acuminate, base attenuate, margin entire, serrulate or rarely sparsely serrate, glabrous or rarely glandular pilose beneath; lateral veins rather inconspicuous, at least above, surface between veinlets striate, furrowed or sometimes smooth above, striate beneath. Inflorescence in male and bisexual plants to 20 cm long with (8-)15-40 flowers, in female plants to 4 cm long with 5-12 flowers; rachis 0.5-1.4 mm thick, puberulous or sparsely puberulous; pedicels 1-3 mm long; bracts 0.5-1.2 mm long. Flowers 5-merous; calyx lobes very broadly ovate, 1.5-2.5 x 1.5-3 mm, glabrous; corolla orange or orange-red, tube 1.5-3 mm long, lobes 3-4(-5) x 3.2-5 mm; stamen filaments in male and bisexual flowers fused into a tube 0.7-1.5 mm long, in female flowers free, 0.5-1 mm long; pistil in male flowers linear or rudimentary, in bisexual flowers sublinear with 1-5(-8) ovules in a single row, in female flowers ovoid with (7-)12-18 ovules in 2 or 3 rowsFruit orange or orange-yellow, 1-3 cm diam., pericarp 0.2-0.4 mm thick, outside smooth; seeds 2-12, (5-)7.5-10(-13) mm long.


most of the Amazon basin except the western parts present
Throughout most of the Amazon basin except the western parts.