Acridocarpus chloropterus Oliv.

Author(s): 
Oliv.
Concept: 
Oliver. FTA 1868
Description: 
An erect or sometimes climbing shrub. Extremities rusty pilose-tomentose. Leaves alternate, somewhat coriaceous, elongate-oblong or oval-oblong, broadly and obtusely pointed or sometimes acute; base obtuse or broadly rounded, entire or obscurely wavy, covered at first with a thickly matted, rusty, loose tomentum, early deciduous above, the under surface usually retaining more or less of the deciduous layer; basal glands inconspicuous, 4-7 in. long, 1 1/4-2 1/2 in. broad. Petiole 1/8 in. Flowers in an elongate, terminal, at length pyramidal, tomentose raceme of 5-8 in. Pedicels 1/2 in. or less; bracts minute, tooth-like, triangular or lanceolate. Calyx-glands about 3; lobes ovate, obtuse. Wings of fruit glabrescent (pale green, ex icon.), 1-1 1/4 in. long, 1/2- 3/4 in. broad; upper edge more or less curved, narrowed below, but at the base not narrower than the nut.
Family: 
Malpighiaceae
Source: 
FTA
chloropterus
A
Flora Taxon: 
Acridocarpus chloropterus Oliv.
Classification: 

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith