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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/22/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/22/2013)
Genus POULSENIA Eggers
PlaceOfPublication Bot. Centralbl. 73:65 [err. 49]. PI 3. 1898.
Synonym Inophloem Pittier, in Journ. Wash. Acad Sci. 6:113. 1916.
Description Monoecious trees, the young branches usually more or less aculeate, rarely un- armed. Leaves alternate, distichous; stipules fully amplexicaul. Both staminate and pistillate inflorescences of globose or subglobose heads. Staminate flowers many: perianth of 4 scarcely united tepals; stamens 4, with broadly oval, basifixed anthers. Pistillate flowers few (3-9): perianths tubular-conic, shortly 4-dentate, strongly coherent in the head; ovary superior, the stigma deeply 2-lobed, widely exserted. Fruiting head a fleshy syncarp.
Habit tree
Distribution One species ranging from British Honduras to Bolivia.
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