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Spachea elegans. a. Flowering branch. b. Leaf apex, adaxial view, to show glands. c. Node with stipules. d. Bract, peduncle, and bracteoles (twisted peduncle makes bract appear above rather than below peduncle). e–g. Flower, stamen, and gynoecium of functionally staminate plant. h–j. Flower, stamen, and gynoecium of functionally pistillate plant. k. Intact fruit. l. Coccus, adaxial view. Scale bar equivalents: a, 4 cm; b, 2 cm, c, d, 4 mm; e, 5 mm; f, 2 mm; g, 2.7 mm; h, 5 mm; i, 2 mm; j, 2.7 mm; k, l, 4 mm. Based on: a–d, h–j, Aristeguieta 5297, VEN; e–g, Pires et al. 14334, MICH; k, l, Steyermark 87154, MICH. First published in Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 32: 44. 1981; modified and reproduced with permission of the author.
Keys: Caribbean (flowers, fruits)

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S. correae

S. tricarpa

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