Heteropterys leona (Cav.) Exell

Author(s): 
A. Juss.
Concept: 
Oliver. FTA 1868
Description: 
A glabrous climber. Leaves coriaceous, elliptic-oblong or -lanceolate, shortly acuminate cuspidate or subacute, rounded at the base or rarely subcordate, entire, glabrous, shining above, glaucescent beneath, with prominent midrib and lateral veins, 4 1/2-8 in. long, 2-3 1/2 in. broad; petiole 1/4- 1/3 in. Flowers "yellow", in terminal or axillary rusty-tomentose racemes, when terminal usually 3-furcate near the base or subpaniculate. Bracts and geminate bracteoles oval or oblong, the latter about the middle of the pedicels. Samara semicircular, usually oblique; wing rigid, coriaceous, entire, rounded or obtuse at the outer extremity.
Family: 
Malpighiaceae
Source: 
FTA
africana
A
Synonym(s): 
Banisteria leona Cav.: Heteropterys jussieui Hook. f.
Flora Taxon: 
Heteropterys africana A. Juss.
Classification: 

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