Heisteria ovata

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Heisteria ovata

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<<<Calyx>Petals>Shape>Colour

white, yellowish, or greenish1
1. 005-002-001-001

<<<Drupes>Calyx>Lobes>Shape

ovate-deltoid, obtuse2
2. 006-004-005-001

<<<Petiole>Blade>Apex>Shape

shortly-, rarely long-attenuate or subacuminate, tip subacute or blunt3
3. 003-002-005-001

<<<Petiole>Blade>Base>Shape

attenuate to obtuse or rounded, subinequilateral4
4. 003-002-006-001

<<<Petiole>Blade>Primary veins>Shape

flattened or slightly impressed above, prominent beneath5
5. 003-002-007-001

<<<Petiole>Blade>Secondary veins>Secondary vein pair number

(5-) 6-8(-12) pairs6
6. 003-002-008-001

<<<Petiole>Blade>Secondary veins>Shape

rather straight below, otherwise moderately curved-ascending, flattened above, slightly prominent beneath7
7. 003-002-008-002

<<Branchlets>Shape>Colour

dark red or purplish in dry specimens8
8. 002-001-001

<<Calyx>Petals>Hairs

hairy at middle of adaxial surface9
9. 005-002-002

<<Calyx>Petals>Length

1.5(-2) mm long10
10. 005-002-003

<<Calyx>Petals>Shape

ovate-lanceolate, , acute11
11. 005-002-001

<<Calyx>Shape>Length

ca. 1 mm long12
12. 005-001-001

<<Calyx>Shape>Lobe number

5-lobed halfway13
13. 005-001-002

<<Calyx>Stamens>Stamen number

1014
14. 005-003-001

<<Drupes>Calyx>Colour

red to pale crimson15
15. 006-004-001

<<Drupes>Calyx>Growth form

erect or mostly spreading16
16. 006-004-002

<<Drupes>Calyx>Length

(8-)10-20(-25) mm when expanded17
17. 006-004-004

<<Drupes>Calyx>Lobe number

5-lobed about halfway18
18. 006-004-003

<<Drupes>Calyx>Lobes

lobes ;19
19. 006-004-005

<<Drupes>Fruits>Length

4-6(-10) mm long20
20. 006-005-002

<<Drupes>Fruits>Shape

slender21
21. 006-005-001

<<Flowers>Fascicles>Position

axillary22
22. 004-002-001

<<Flowers>Pedicels>Length

(2-)3(-5) mm long23
23. 004-004-002

<<Flowers>Pedicels>Shape

slender24
24. 004-004-001

<<Habit>Trunk>Diameter

(4-)10-40 cm diam.25
25. 001-002-001

<<Petiole>Blade>Apex

apex ,26
26. 003-002-005

<<Petiole>Blade>Base

base ,27
27. 003-002-006

<<Petiole>Blade>Colour

shiny above28
28. 003-002-002

<<Petiole>Blade>Dimensions

(5-) 6-12(-19) x 2.5-6(-8) cm29
29. 003-002-004

<<Petiole>Blade>Primary veins

primary vein ,30
30. 003-002-007

<<Petiole>Blade>Secondary veins

secondary veins , .31
31. 003-002-008

<<Petiole>Blade>Shape

variable in shape and size, ovate to elliptic-oblong, or occasionally ovate-lanceolate32
32. 003-002-003

<<Petiole>Blade>Texture

subcoriaceous33
33. 003-002-001

<Branchlets>Bark

older parts densely lenticellate and covered with a peeling brown cork34
34. 002-002

<Branchlets>Shape

subangular, striate, , slender35
35. 002-001

<Calyx>Petals

petals , , ;36
36. 005-002

<Calyx>Shape

cup-shaped, , acutely37
37. 005-001

<Calyx>Stamens

stamens .38
38. 005-003

<Drupes>Calyx

fruit-calyx , , , ,39
39. 006-004

<Drupes>Colour

yellowish or pale reddish40
40. 006-003

<Drupes>Dimensions

(6-)8-10 x (4-)5-7 mm41
41. 006-002

<Drupes>Fruits

fruiting peduncle , .42
42. 006-005

<Drupes>Shape

subovoid-ellipsoid to ellipsoid-oblongoid, sometimes subglobose, apiculate, slightly striate lengthwise43
43. 006-001

<Flowers>Cushions

from small multibracteolate cushions44
44. 004-003

<Flowers>Fascicles

fascicle45
45. 004-002

<Flowers>Flower number per fascicle

few to rather numerous (-20)46
46. 004-001

<Flowers>Pedicels

pedicels , .47
47. 004-004

<Habit>Height

(2.5-)6-20(-25) m tall48
48. 001-001

<Habit>Trunk

trunk49
49. 001-002

<Petiole>Blade

blades , , , ,50
50. 003-002

<Petiole>Dimensions

(4-)6-10(-17) x 1-1.5(-2) mm51
51. 003-001

Branchlets

Branchlets , .52
52. 002

Calyx

Calyx ;53
53. 005

Description

Glabrous shrub or tree, (2.5-)6-20(-25) m tall; trunk (4-)10-40 cm diam.Branchlets subangular, striate, dark red or purplish in dry specimens, slender, older parts densely lenticellate and covered with a peeling brown cork. Petioles (4-)6-10(-17) x 1-1.5(-2) mm; blades subcoriaceous, shiny above, variable in shape and size, ovate to elliptic-oblong, or occasionally ovate-lanceolate, (5-) 6-12(-19) x 2.5-6(-8) cm, apex shortly-, rarely long-attenuate or subacuminate, tip subacute or blunt, base attenuate to obtuse or rounded, subinequilateral, primary vein flattened or slightly impressed above, prominent beneath, secondary veins (5-) 6-8(-12) pairs, rather straight below, otherwise moderately curved-ascending, flattened above, slightly prominent beneath. Flowers few to rather numerous (-20) per axillary fasciclefrom small multibracteolate cushions; pedicels slender, (2-)3(-5) mm long. Calyx cup-shaped, ca. 1 mm long, acutely 5-lobed halfway; petals ovate-lanceolate, white, yellowish, or greenish, acute, hairy at middle of adaxial surface, 1.5(-2) mm long; stamens 10. Drupe subovoid-ellipsoid to ellipsoid-oblongoid, sometimes subglobose, apiculate, slightly striate lengthwise, (6-)8-10 x (4-)5-7 mm, yellowish or pale reddish; fruit-calyx red to pale crimson, erect or mostly spreading, 5-lobed about halfway, (8-)10-20(-25) mm when expanded, lobes ovate-deltoid, obtuse; fruiting peduncle slender, 4-6(-10) mm long.

Distribution

E Peru present, Guianas present present present, Southern America: Bolivia (Bolivia present); Colombia (Colombia present); Venezuela (Venezuela present)
Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, E Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia; rare in the Guianas. Over 100 specimens studied, 8 from the Guianas (GU: 3; SU: 4; FG: 1).

Drupes

Drupe , , ;54
54. 006

Flowers

Flowers per ;55
55. 004

Habit

Glabrous shrub or tree, ;56
56. 001

Individuals Association

Broadway 174 Guyana, FD FD 4007 Guyana, Mazaruni Stat., FD 3573 Guyana, Essequibo R., Bartica, FD 6313 Suriname, Brownsberg, FD BW 734 Suriname, FD LBB 16263

Petiole

Petioles ;57
57. 003