Caucanthus albidus (Nied.) Nied.

Author(s): 
(Niedenzu) Niedenzu
Concept: 
E. Launert FTEA 1968
Description: 
An upright or semi-scandent many-branched shrub; younger stems densely covered by a silvery or whitish silky indumentum, older stems less hairy or glabrescent. Leaf-lamina ovate, ovate-lanceolate or nearly circular, 5-30 x 4-20 mm., somewhat acute or usually finely cuspidate, sometimes +/- emarginate, usually rounded at the base, papery, densely silky on both surfaces, sometimes glabrescent on upper surface when older, usually without glands; petiole 1-6 mm. long, silky. Flowers in many-flowered dense raceme-like inflorescences, whitish or cream-coloured, +/- 10 mm. in diameter, sweetly scented; peduncles densely silky; pedicels 5-10 mm. long, appressed silky; bracts and bracteoles subulate, usually provided with 2 small glands at the very base, deciduous. Sepals ovate, +/- 1 mm. long, +/- silky. Petals ovate, 3.5-5 mm. long, somewhat carinate and hooded at the top, shortly clawed, entire or fimbriate (usually just along one side), usually reflexed. Anthers elliptic or oblong, 1-1.3 mm. long; filaments filiform, 2.5-3.2 mm. long. Ovary densely hairy; styles usually 2,1 .5-2 mm. long, thick, pubescent. Lateral wing of samara circular, 1-1.5 cm. in diameter, often with margins crenulate; dorsal crest semi-lanceolate, +/-6 x 1.5-2 mm.
Family: 
Malpighiaceae
Source: 
FTEA
albidus
A
Synonym(s): 
Caucanthus albidus forma tristylus (Niedenzu) Niedenzu: Caucanthus argenteus Chiov.: Caucanthus chiovendae Cuf.: Diaspis albida Niedenzu: Diaspis albida var. fimbripetala Niedenzu: Diaspis albida forma tristyla Niedenzu
Flora Taxon: 
Caucanthus albidus (Niedenzu) Niedenzu
Classification: 

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