Ossaea disparilis Standl.; O. disparilis Standl. var. adenophora Shrub, to 3 m tall, +/- glabrous. Petioles 1-3 (5) cm long; blades +/- elliptic, narrowly long-acuminate, attenuate to obtuse at base, 7-20 (25) cm long, 3-9 (12) cm wide, entire to crenulate and ciliate, the cilia continuous with the lateral veins; veins 3. Panicles terminal, loose and open, sparsely branched, the branches often red in fruit; flowers few, usually 4-parted, sessile, in terminal glomerules; inflorescence branches often sparsely stellate-pubescent; hypanthium tubular, 3.5-4 mm long, often sparsely stellate-pubescent, sometimes also glandular-pilose; calyx nearly obsolete, the external teeth narrowly triangular, 1.5-2 mm long; petals white, obovate (sometimes obcordate), 1.6-1.8 mm long; stamens to ca 5.3 mm long; anthers subulate, 3-3.5 mm long, the connective minutely bilobed at base; style erect, as long as stamens. Fruiting hypanthia ovoid, ca 2 cm long, strongly 8-ribbed, blue; seeds numerous, minute. Croat 10822.
Bocas Species Database
Characteristics: Arbusto de ± 2 m. Frutos morados. Pecíolos rojos, nervadura de la hoja roja. Shrub ± 2 m. Purple fruits. Red petioles, red leaf rib.