Guapira obtusata

(Jacquin) Little

Phytologia 17: 368. 1968.

Common names: Broadleaf blolly Corcho prieto
Basionym: Pisonia obtusata Jacquin Pl. Hort. Schoenbr. 3: 35, plate 314. 1798
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 74.

Trees or shrubs, to 8 m. Stems and buds densely reddish-pubescent. Leaf-blades oblongelliptic to suborbiculate, 2–10 × 1–6 cm, broadly coriaceous, rigid when dry, base cuneate, apex rounded to slightly retuse, surfaces glabrate. Inflorescences loose, 4–6 cm; buds and branches densely reddish-pubescent. Flowers: staminate yellowish green to purple; perianth funnelform, 4–5 mm, reddish-pubescent; fruiting pedicel 2–3 mm. Fruits 5–9 × 2–3 mm upon drying.


Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Hammocks
Elevation: 0-100 m

Discussion

Guapira obtusata is rare in the flora in the Florida Keys.

N. L. Britton (1904b) discussed the misapplication of Pisonia obtusata Swartz to Guapira obtusata and its erroneous inclusion in G. discolor (as Torrubia).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"fine" is not a number.

... more about "Guapira obtusata"
John S. Clement +
(Jacquin) Little +
glutinous +
cuneate +
unequal +
woody +, leathery +  and fleshy +
Pisonia obtusata +
broadly lanceolate;obovate +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
connate +  and distinct +
reddish-pubescent +
reddish-pubescent +
corollalike +  and petaloid +
Broadleaf blolly +  and Corcho prieto +
Fla. +  and West Indies +
0-100 m +
curved +  and straight +
yellowish green +  and purple +
inconspicuous +  and showy +
1 +  and 80 +
chamogamous +  and unisexual +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
bright-orange-red +
obovoid +  and globose +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
Hammocks +
cymose +  and compound +
lateral +  and terminal +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
rigid +  and coriaceous +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
unequal +
not reflexed +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
sinuate +  and entire +
pistillate +  and staminate +
reddish-pubescent +
tubular +, 5-toothed +  and narrowly campanulate +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Flowering summer. +
thick +  and thin +
fibrous;fleshy +
membranaceous +
ribbed +, 10-ribbed +  and 5-ribbed +
pubescent +, glabrous +  and warty +
wrinkled +
unarmed +  and branching +
fusiform +  and linear +
filiform +
slender +
Torrubia +
Guapira obtusata +
species +
gland-tipped +
shrub +  and tree +