Acridocarpus smeathmanni (DC.) Guill. & Perr.

Author(s): 
Guill. et Perr.
Concept: 
Oliver. FTA 1868
Description: 
A shrub varying from 5-20 ft., often climbing, glabrous or with the extremities rusty-pubescent at first. Leaves alternate, membranous or rather coriaceous, elongate oblong-elliptical or obovate-oblong, cuspidate, more or less rounded or cuneate at the base with a pair of glands at the junction of the short thick petiole, entire or undulate, glabrous or early glabrescent, 4-9 in. long, 1 1/2-3 in. broad; petiole 1/8- 1/4 in. Flowers in terminal simple branched or paniculate rusty-pubescent or -tomentose racemes often considerably overtopping the leaves, frequently also in shorter axillary racemes. Pedicels slender, 1/2- 3/4 in.; bracts triangular, acute, tooth-like, 1 line or usually less. Calyx variously thickened at the base, usually with 1 disciform gland alternating with 2 of the lobes. Wing of samara oblong or obliquely oblanceolate, more or less curved towards the obtuse extremity, 1 1/4-1 1/2 in. long, 1/2- 3/4 in. broad, the base of the wing half-clasping the nut or slightly narrowed and not broader than the nut.
Family: 
Malpighiaceae
Source: 
FTA
smeathmanni
A
Synonym(s): 
? acridocarpus cavanillesii A. Juss.: ? malpighia alternifolia Schum. et Thonn.: Acridocarpus guineensis A. Juss.: Acridocarpus longifolius Hook. f.: Anomalopteris longifolia Don: Anomalopteris spicata Don: Heteropterys ? smeathmanni DC.
Flora Taxon: 
Acridocarpus smeathmanni Guill. et Perr.
Classification: 

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