Brownea ariza

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Brownea ariza


Tree 6-9(-15) m high; young branchlets pubescent, glabrescent. Leaves 5-, 6- (or 7-) jugate. Inflorescences 9-10 cm in diam. during anthesis, the peduncle and rachis 2-2.5 cm; bracts broad-obovate, 2.5-4.5 cm long, velvety pubescent outside; bracteoles spathe-shaped, 1.7-2.5 cm long, densely rather stiffly velvety pubescent; pedicels c. 5 mm. Petals 3.5-4 cm long, orange-red or red. Stamens 3-3.5 cm; filaments united at the lower 7-17 mm. Ovary c. 10 mm long, the style c. 4 cm.


Papua New Guinea present, Southern America: Colombia (Colombia)
Native of Colombia.Papua New Guinea


Verdcourt (I.e.) identified a specimen collected from the tree cultivated in the Botanic Garden at Lae as 'Brownea ariza Benth., Hybrid?' and stated that it differs from the type of that species in having the filaments united at the base for a longer distance (against entirely free in that species); he also remarked that "it is possibly a hybrid with one of the species with much longer staminal tubes."

From the specimens collected at Lae, e.g. LAE 72341, in both fl. & fr. (L), the stamens are 3-3.5 cm with their basal 7-17 mm united. They match rather well those collected from trees in the Botanic Garden Bogor, under the name Brownea capitella Jacq.


Verdc. 1979: p. 104. – In: Manual New Guinea Leg., Lae Bot. Bull.: f. 23, ?hybrid.