(Source: KewGarden WCSP); Tropicos link: Luehea speciosa Willd. (Syn. Luehea alternifolia (Mill.) Mabb., Luehea grandiflora Mart.). Luehea speciosa Willd. Show All Show Tabs luehea. General Information. Symbol: LUSP Group: Dicot. Family: Tiliaceae. Duration: Perennial. Growth Habit. Brief summary. No one has contributed a brief summary to this page yet. Explore what EOL knows about Luehea speciosa. Add a brief summary to this page.
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Log In New Account Sitemap. Tree Atlas of Panama. A small tree, usually no more than 10 m tall. Leaves are alternate, regularly spaced only branches, and have three principle veins emerging from the leaf base.
Underside of the leaf is conspicuously white, due lkehea fine white hairs. Produces large, white, Hibiscus -like flowers in December, usually finished by early January, with few flowers on a tree. The flowers are 10 or more cm across, with many stamen.
Never very common, only occurs from Gamboa luehae to the Pacific coast. There are a few individuals along the forest edge in Gamboa, and some along the road near Summit Garden and the Summit Golf Course.
Luehea speciosa – Useful Tropical Plants
Occurs widely in the secondary forests around Panama City, but never common. The white leaf undersides with palmate venation are distinctive, unlike any other tree of the area. In December, the large white flowers are easy to spot, even from a distance, ,uehea they are learned. The other LueheaLK luehse L. The contrast in flowers between L.
Leaves deciduous; stipules ovate-lanceolate, mm long, subpersistent; petioles mm long; blades broadly elliptic to ovate, abruptly acuminate at apex, truncate, rounded or subcordate and sometimes inequilateral at base, cm long, cm wide, serrate. Panicles open, terminal or upper-axillary, to 12 cm long; pedicels Capsules oblong-obovate, to 4. Ramitas terminales con pelos ferruginosos.
Florece y fructifica de noviembre a junio.
Luehea speciosa – Wikispecies
Las flores son visitadas por abejas y otros insectos. Las semillas son dispersadas por el viento. La fibra de la corteza es fuerte y se usa como cuerda para amarrar. Click to Display 5 Total Images. Tree Atlas of Panama Description: