Napeanthus rupicola

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Napeanthus rupicola


Terrestrial herb, 10-30 cm tall. Stem subwoody at base, decumbent or pendent, strigose. Leaves variable; petiole very short or lacking long, appressed pubescent; blade chartaceous when dry, oblanceolate, 7-15 x 3-6 cm, margin obscurely serrate, apex acute to obtuse, base long decurrent, above appressed pubescent along veins, below shortly to densely pubescent. Flowers few to many in pedunculate cymes; peduncle 1.5-4 cm long, pilose; pedicel 2-5 cm long, short pubescent. Calyx green, lobes free, erect, equal, lanceolate, 0.7-1 x 0.25 cm, margin entire, apex acute with hardened tip, outside hirsute, inside puberulous; corolla erect in calyx, white, tube campanulate, 0.5-0.7 cm long, base not spurred, 0.2 cm wide, middle not curved or contracted, throat slightly constricted, outside lower tube glabrous, inside glabrous, limb 1.1 cm wide, lobes subequal, spreading to recurved, obovate, 0.3-0.4 x 0.3 cm, margin minutely ciliate, emarginate; stamens included, inserted at base of corolla tube; ovary globose, 0.4-0.5 x 0.3-0.4 cm, glabrous, style 0.2-0.3 cm long, glabrous, stigma slightly capitate. Mature capsule pale brown, ovoid, 0.5-0.6 x 0.4 cm.


Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region endemic, Guyana endemic, Potaro-Siparuni endemic
Endemic to Guyana, Potaro-Siparuni and Cuyuni-Mazaruni Regions; 3 collections studied (GU: 3).


Collected in flower in .