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Published In: Candollea 64(2): 187. 2009. (Candollea) Name publication detail
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/1/2012)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 7/1/2012)
Description: Shrub to small tree, 2–6 m tall, hermaphroditic, evergreen, unarmed, trunk unbranched below, 2–5 cm dbh, sparsely branched toward apex. Leaves imparipinnately compound, 35–40 cm long. Leaflets 7 or 9, lateral ones opposite, blades dark green above, usually shiny, paler beneath, coriaceous, narrowly ovate, sometimes narrowly elliptic, 8.5–21 × 3–7 cm (proximal ones slightly smaller), glabrous, secondary veins 10 to 15 per side, very weakly raised on both surfaces, nearly obscure, base cuneate to attenuate, margins entire, thickened and minutely to moderately revolute, apex rounded-acute to narrowly acute; petiolules 10–15 mm long; rachis weakly articulated at petiolule bases; petiole 5–9 cm long, 4–4.5 mm in diam., the clasping base with a scarious margin 0.5–1.5 mm wide. Inflorescence terminal, a panicle of umbellules, glabrous, primary axis pendant, circa 30–50 cm long; secondary axes circa 8 to 10, 23–30 cm long, each with 15 to 30 umbellules borne evenly throughout their length; peduncles 5–15 mm long in flower, 12–23 mm in fruit; bracts caducous (not seen), leaving an evident scar; umbellules with 4 to 8 flowers; involucre usually inconspicuous or caducous; pedicels 2–3.5 mm long in flower, 2–10 mm in fruit and thickening to circa 1 mm in diam., medium green, glabrous, with an obscure articulation below the ovary. Calyx a low scarious rim, entire or occasionally with a few small teeth or irregularly undulate. Corolla ovoid in bud, circa 2 mm in diam. prior to anthesis; petals 5, narrowly ovate, circa 2–2.5 mm long, light green, reflexed at anthesis. Stamens 5, erect at anthesis; anthers light yellow. Ovary (4 or)5-carpellate. Fruit a drupe, ellipsoid to subglobose when young (mature fruits unknown), 3–4 mm tall, 3–4 mm wide, medium green mottled with light green marks, glabrous, base and apex rounded, calyx a low rim 0.2–0.5 mm high, tinged dark red, disc depressed hemispheric, styles spreading, circa 0.8 mm long, circa 0.3 mm thick at base, tapering toward apex, ribs not evident; pyrenes (4 or)5, each 1-seeded.

 
 


 

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