Geophila repens (L.) I.M.Johnst.
Johnston, I.M. (1949) Sargentia 8: 281.
Corrida Yerba de Guava
Creeping herb with stems 20-30 cm. long, with densely appressed hairs, rooting at the nodes; leafy and flowering shoots reaching a height of 3-7.5 cm. above ground-level.
Flowers borne in dense clusters in the axils of leaves. Each flower ca. 4 mm diam. subtended by a filiform bract 1-1.25 mm long. Calyx tube ca. 1 mm long, lobes ca. 2 mm long, margins ciliate. Corolla tube ca. 1.5 mm long, lobes ca. 1.5 mm long. Inner surface of the corolla tube densely clothed in hairs on the upper half. Anthers ca. 0.25 mm long, filaments ca. 0.25 mm long. Ovary ca. 1.5 mm long. Style ca. 0.5 mm long, papillate. Ovules one per locule.
Berries globose, bright red or orange, glossy, glabrous, 0.5-1.2 cm. in diameter, crowned by the persistent calyx lobes. Pyrenes greyish or straw-coloured, 3.5-4.1 x 3-3.5 mm. wide, semi-ovoid, dorsal side convex, rugose, ventral side flat, rugose, with a narrow impressed smooth annular area where the 2 sides join. Seeds with chestnut-coloured testa easily removable to show the white endosperm, 3 x 2.8 x 1 mm., lenticular, smooth.
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