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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 367. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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General/Distribution: A tropical and subtropical genus with 13 species, distributed mainly in America, the Pacific Islands and Asia.


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Trees or shrubs. Leaves exstipulate, alternate, compound, paripinnate; leaflets usually entire. Flowers small, regular, in terminal or axillary panicles or racemes. Sepals 4-5, connate at the base, sometimes unequal, imbricate. Petals 4-5, free, lanceolate-ovate, clawed, with or without scales Disc annular, fleshy. Stamens 8-10, attached within the disc; filaments free, usually hairy. Ovary entire or lobed, 2-4 locular, 1 ovule in each locule. Fruit fleshy or coriaceous of 1-3 indehiscent cocci; seeds globose, black.

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1 Leaflets 4-8 pairs. Petals 3 mm long. Disc glabrous. Anthers non-apiculate Sapindus mukorossi
+ Leaflets 2-3 pairs. Petals 5-6 mm long. Disc hirsute. Anthers apiculate (2)
2 (1) Leaves up to 30 cm long; leaflets elliptic-lanceolate, acute. Petals without scales Sapindus trifoliatus
+ Leaves up to 17 cm long; leaflets elliptic- ovate, obtuse or emarginate. Petals with 2 woolly scales Sapindus emarginatus
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