Monographs Details: Schoepfia shreveana Wiggins
Authority: Sleumer, Hermann O. 1984. Olacaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 38: 1-159. (Published by NYBG Press)
Description:Species Description - Glabrous much-branched shrub, 2-6 m tall; bark thin, cinereous. Branchlets divaricate, slender, terete, early covered with grayish cork. Leaves solitary or usually in fascicles of two at the nodes, oblanceolate to elliptic-oblanceolate, apex obtuse to rounded, base long-cuneate to the very short petiole, or subsessile, subcoriaceous, not tuberculate, glaucous-green and dull in dry specimens, 1.2-2.5 x 0.2-0.6 cm, midrib and 2 or 3 pairs of steeply ascending lateral nerves faintly raised on both surfaces, or inconspicuous. Flowers usually solitary, rarely in twos from foliate or defoliate axils; peduncles very slender, 4-9 mm long, pedicel none; epicalyx cup-shaped, irregularly 3-dentate or subentire. Corolla red-green, in the dolichostylous flowers urceolate-cylindric, 5-6 mm long including the more or less erect lobes (1-1.5 mm long), the style exceeding the anthers (these reduced in size ?); corolla in the brachystylous flowers (Hastings et al. 61-55) urceolate, 4-4.5 mm long including the reflexed lobes (1-1.5 mm long), the style hardly attaining the base of the well developed anthers (1 mm long). Disk and top of ovary glabrous. Drupe ellipsoid, 6-8 x 5-6 mm.

Distribution:Mexico North America| Sonora Mexico North America|