Rhoogeton cyclophyllus

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Rhoogeton cyclophyllus


Terrestrial herb, 5-15 cm tall (including leaves). Stem succulent, ascending, villous. Leaves subequal in a pair; petiole 0.5-3.0 cm long, sparsely pubescent; blade papyraceous when dry, nearly orbicular, 1.5-4.5 x 1.5-3.5 cm, margin crenate-serrate, apex rounded, base cordate, above pubescent, below with a few scattered hairs. Flowers 1-6, subcymose or thyrsoid; peduncle 3-15 cm long, sparsely pubescent; pedicel 0.5-1 cm long, pubescent. Calyx subcampanulate, green, lobes free, 4, subequal, dorsal lobe somewhat smaller and narrower, curved around spur, all oblong-lanceolate, 0.25-0.4 x 0.1-0.15 cm, margin entire, apex acute to acuminate, outside and sparsely pubescent; corolla oblique in calyx, orange, 2-2.2 cm long, tube trumpet-shaped, 1.4-1.6 cm long, base spurred, 0.2 cm wide, middle ventricose, throat slightly contracted, 0.5 cm wide, outside and inside sparsely pubescent, limb 1.1-1.7 cm wide, lobes unequal, spreading, obovate to rounded, 0.35-0.9 x 0.35-0.7 cm, margin subcrenate-serrate; stamens included, inserted near base of corolla; ovary ovoid, 0.2 x 0.15 cm, glabrous, style ca. 1 cm long, glabrous, stigma 2-lobed. Mature fruit not seen.


Guyana endemic
Endemic to Guyana; 8 collections studied (GU: 8).


Collected in flower in .