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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/22/2013)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 3/22/2013)
Genus Astronium Jacquin
PlaceOfPublication Enum. Syst. P1. Carib. 10, 1760.
Synonym Myracrodruon Freire Allemao, Braz. Comm. Sci. Expl. Trab. Secc. Bot. 3, t. 1 & 2, 1862.
Description Trees, large or less frequently small. Leaves odd-pinnate, the leaflets usually opposite, entire or less frequently crenate or serrate, short-petiolulate. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, oo-flowered. Flowers small, hermaphriditic or male female; calyx-segments 5, imbricate, persistent, accrescent and scarious in fruit; petals 5, imbricate in bud; disc 5-lobate, annular or the lobes + sepaarte; stamens 5, inserted at the base or margin of the disc; ovary unilocular, the solitary ovule subapical, the styles 3, terminal, separate, short. Fruit drupaceous, narrowly oblong to ovoid or subglobose, ? terete, coriaceous, rostrate; seed oblong, the testa membranous.
Habit Trees
Distribution About 12 species are known in tropical America; only one species is recognized in this treatment as occurring in Panama.
 
 
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