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Piriqueta racemosa
(Jacq.) Sweet, Passifloraceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Other Latin names:  Piriqueta ovata (Bello) Urb.; Turnera ovata Bello; Turnera racemosa Jacq.

Common name(s): [more details]

English: ridgid stripeseed

Habit:  herb

Description:  "Annual, the stem 18-60 cm tall, pubescent with long rather stiff, yellowish-brown hairs. Leaves ovate, rarely oblong-ovate, 2-4.7 cm long, 1.2-5 cm broad, obtuse or acutish at the apex, rounded or obtuse at the base, usually velvety stellate-pubescent, short-petioled, crenulate; flowers solitary; peduncle slender, 1.5-3.5 cm long, the fruiting pedicel 2-4 mm long; calyx 6-7 mm long, the lobes lanceolate, obtuse; petals cuneate, about 9 or 10 mm long, yellow; corona 0.5-0.8 mm long, fimbriate-lacerate; filaments glabrous; capsule 7-9 mm long; seed curved, tuberculate-ridged, 2 mm long" (Britton and Wilson, 1924; p. 598).

Habitat/ecology:  "Waste places, road-sides, dry fields, 1-250 m" (Van Steenis, 1948; pp. 4:235-236).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Brazil (Van Steenis, 1948; pp. 4:235-236). West Indies, South America (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Babeldaob Island introduced
Fosberg, F. R./Sachet, Marie-Hélène/Oliver, Royce (1979) (p. 174)
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Babeldaob Island introduced
Fosberg, F. R./Sachet, M.-H. (1975) (p. 83)
Voucher cited: Salsedo 95 (US)
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Babeldaob Island introduced
invasive
Space, James C./Lorence, David H./LaRosa, Anne Marie (2009) (p. 64)
Voucher: Lorence 9899 (PTBG, BNM, BISH, NY, US)
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Babeldaob Island   National Tropical Botanical Garden (U.S.A. Hawaii. Kalaheo.) (2008) (voucher ID: PTBG 192)
Taxon name on voucher: Piriqueta racemosa (Jacq.) Sweet
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Koror (Oreor) Island introduced
Fosberg, F. R./Sachet, Marie-Hélène/Oliver, Royce (1979) (p. 174)
Palau
Palau (Belau ) (main island group)
Koror (Oreor) Island   Beleu National Museum (Republic of Palau. Koror.) (1968) (voucher ID: BNM 1424)
Taxon name on voucher: Piriqueta racemosa (Jacq.) Sweet
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Colombia
Colombia
Colombia (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia (Republic of) introduced
invasive
van Steenis, C. G. G. J. et al (1948) (pp. 4:235-236)
"Long ago introduced into the Bogor Botanical Gardens, since long naturalized in the region between Djakarta and Bogor".


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