Monographs Details: Lacistema lucidum Schnizl.
Description:Species Description - Shrub or small tree with spreading branches. Branchlets slender, glabrous even at tips, older parts grayish-corticate. Leaves oblong- or lanceolate-elliptic, apex gradually attenuate or acuminate, tip bluntish, dull beneath in dry specimens, glabrous above (a few hairs on the midrib excepted), laxly set with rather longish appressed hairs (more densely along midrib) beneath (lens!), faintly undulate or subserrate, practically entire, margin a little revolute, (7.0-) 10.0-14.0 cm long, (2.5-)3.0-4.0 cm broad, lateral nerves (5-)6-7 pairs prominent beneath, reticulation of veins and veinlets rather dense, minutely raised beneath only; petiole laxly pubescent initially, 6.0-8.0(-10.0) mm long; stipules subulate, pubescent at base, glabrous otherwise, 10.0-12.0 mm long, 2.0 mm broad at base. Spikes 6-15 per axil, cylindrical, dense-flowered, 6.0-8.0(-10.0) mm long at full anthesis, 1.5 mm diam; rhachis short-hairy; flower-subtending bract ovate, obtuse, ciliolate, 1.0 mm long. Sepals 4-6, subulate-linear, slightly exceeding the bract in length. Disk low, fleshy. Ovary glabrous below, sparsely hairy in its upper part; style distinct, glabrous; stigmas 3, erect, small. Fruit subglobular-trigonous, shortly mucronate, sessile, glabrous, ca 5.0 mm long.
Distribution and Ecology - SE Brazil; in forest.
Distribution:Brazil South America
| São Paulo Brazil South America
| Paraná Brazil South America