Monographs Details: Stephanopodium venezuelenum Prance
Description:Description - Small tree or shrub, the young branches puberulous-glabrescent. Leaves oblong to elliptic, membranceous, 5.5-10.5 cm long, 2.0-5.5 cm broad, acuminate at apex, the acumen 3.0-20.0 mm long, subcuneate and markedly unequal at base, glabrous or with a few stiff appressed hairs only beneath; midrib plane or slightly impressed above, prominent and with a sparse appressed pubescence beneath; primary veins 6-8 pairs, arcuate, anastomosing; petioles 4.0-10.0 mm long, canaliculate, puberulous when young. Stipules lanceolate, to 3.0 mm long, tomentellous, caducous. Flowers polygamous (male flowers only seen), borne in few-flowered almost sessile glomerules inserted at base or middle of petiole, sessile; bracteoles ovate, persistent, tomentose. Corolla with 5 small equal lobes inserted on long tube, the tube sparsely pubescent on both surfaces. Fertile stamens 4-5, alternating with corolla lobes, the anthers sessile, inserted at mouth of corolla tube. Ovary not seen. Fruit not seen.
Discussion:Collected in early flower in July and August.
Distribution:Venezuela South America
| Sucre Venezuela South America