Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Rubiaceae
Hamelia patens Jacq. var. patens

Verified by: Davies, N. 7 October 2013
Notes: Verified with Elias, T.S. 1976 'A monograph of the genus Hamelia'. Memoirs of the New York Bot. Gard. 26:81-144. Section Hamelia. Leaves whorled by 3. Stipules small and deciduous. Leaves villous abaxially along veins. Corolla tubular, orange-red. Inflorescence is supposed to be secund but maybe this only happens at the fruiting stage. Corolla hairy, sepals ovate less than 1mm long. Ovary 5 locular.
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Locality:  USA, Florida: From the grounds of Montgomery Foundation (Fairchild BG) Miami.
Field notes: Soil oolitic limestone.

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ovary ovary

corolla mouth corolla mouth

androecium androecium

anthers anthers

stigmas stigmas

ovary ovary

nectary disc nectary disc

ovary cross section ovary cross section
stipule stipule adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface

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flowers

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