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1897 edition. Excerpt: ...4. 1897.)--Folia glabra subtus reticulata
ovalia altero tanto longiora quam latiora breviter obtuseque
acuminata ad basin rotunda et juxta petiolum biglandularia.
Pedunculi ad basin bracteosi pluri-fasciculati. Drupa globosa
magna, epicarpio intus confluenti-granuloso, seminibus
orbicularibus compressis erubescentibus punctatis, cotyledonibus
laete prasinis. Spines not present in the single specimen. Leaves
subdisticbous, "$%5K X i j-2K 'n-t both surfaces green, only the
lower one reticulated; glands large, disk-shaped; petioles
corrugated, canaliculate, 7 1. long. Peduncles and small ovate
bracts rusty puberulous. Drupe 4 l/i 1. in diam., thrice exceeding
the cupule of calyx, dehiscing septicidally from the base and
loculicidally from the apex; epicarp reddish, rugulose outside,
within closely occupied by large yellow granules; nutlets
crustaceous with hyaline sides; seeds with a glaucous bloom, 3 1.
long and broad, convex on back, flat and scarcely angulate on face.
Flowers not seen.--The two Central American species recently
published by Dr. J. N. Rose in Contr. U. S. Nat. Herb. 3:315,
differ from the above as follows: C. Nelsoni by smaller subrhomboid
leaves reticulated on both surfaces, glands remote from the
petiole, epicarp sparingly granulated, pale obovoid seed, white
cotyledons: C. Afexicana (more nearly related) by elongated leaves
narrowing from the middle downwards, few and naked peduncles,
reticulated epicarp, dark obovoid seed. The remaining species, C.
spinosum Reissek from Brazil, as described and figured seems
distinct by lanceolate-elliptical leaves with pubescent nerves,
short petioles, obovoid seeds with an angular face. Forests along
the river Zhorquin, Talamanca, Costa Rica, Mch. 1894, Tonduz, no.
8507 herb. nat. C. R....
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