Acridocarpus pauciglandulosus Launert

Author(s): 
Launert
Concept: 
E. Launert FTEA 1968
Description: 
A straggling shrub (or ? woody climber) with branches up to 3 m. in length. Younger branches +/- densely ferrugineous-pubescent, older ones glabrous, lenticellate. Leaf-lamina oblanceolate to (rarely) obovate, 4-7 x 1.5- 2.5(-3) cm., obtuse or shortly acuminate, cuneate, coriaceous, with margins slightly involute, finely ferrugineous-pubescent when young, soon glabrescent or sometimes upper surface and midrib beneath remaining finely pubescent, with 9-13 pairs of lateral nerves, eglandular or with a pair of very small glands at the very base beneath; petiole 1-2 mm. long, +/- robust, subcanaliculate, pubescent or glabrous. Inflorescences mostly axillary, 3-5 cm. long, many-flowered, with a fairly stout rhachis, +/- densely ferrugineous-sericeous, forming pyramidal or corymbiform racemes; bracts triangular-subulate, 1.5-2.5 mm. long, persistent; bracteoles subulate, 1-1.5 mm. long, eglandular. Flowers +/- 2.25 cm. in diameter. Calyx eglandular or with 1-2(-3) small circular glands, +/- densely sericeous outside; lobes 2-2.5 (-3) mm. long, ovate to ovate-oblong, usually glabrous but shortly ciliate at margins. Petals yellow, obovate, +/- 12 mm. long, entire or shortly lacerate, clawed. Stamens with oblong-ovate anthers 3-4mm. long; filaments cylindric to ligulate, 1-1.5 mm. long, carnose, glabrous. Ovary densely sericeous. Styles 2, 7-10 mm. long, usually glabrous. Wing of samara obliquely obovate, 4-5 x 1.75-2.25 cm., narrowed in lower half, broadest across the middle, distally oblique-truncate and obtuse (see fig. 1/1), clasping the nut only by a very small ridge, usually glabrous, sometimes finely pubescent. Fig. 1/1, p. 4.
Family: 
Malpighiaceae
Source: 
FTEA
pauciglandulosus
A
Synonym(s): 
Acridocarpus natalitius var. acuminatus Niedenzu
Flora Taxon: 
Acridocarpus pauciglandulosus Launert
Classification: 

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