Triaspis lateriflora Oliv.

Author(s): 
Oliv.
Concept: 
E. Launert FZ 1963
Description: 
Woody climber; young stems densely covered with a ferrugineous +/- hispid indumentum, very soon glabrescent. Leaves petiolate; lamina 5.5-10 x 3-6.5 cm., broadly elliptic, or elliptic-oblong, apex shortly apiculate, base rounded, coriaceous, sparsely pubescent when young, later usually glabrous, deciduous; petiole 1.5-2 cm. long, somewhat pubescent or glabrous, canaliculate. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, of loose, few- to many-flowered umbellate panicles, densely covered with reddish spreading hairs. Flowers 1-1.25 cm. in diam., actinomorphic. Sepals 1.5-2 mm. long, oblong, rounded at the apex, densely hairy outside. Petals 5-6 mm. long, white or pale yellow, oblong-elliptic to obovate, entire or somewhat irregularly dentate at the margins. Stamens with anthers c. 1 mm. long, ovoid; filaments 2 mm. long, glabrous. Ovary glabrous; styles 3, c. 3 mm. long. Samara up to 3 cm. in diam.; lateral wing subcircular to ovate, entire or +/- retuse (rarely emarginate); dorsal crest 5-9 x 2-3 mm., oblique-lanceolate.
Family: 
Malpighiaceae
Source: 
FZ
lateriflora
A
Synonym(s): 
Flabellaria sp. 1: Triaspis angolensis Niedenzu
Flora Taxon: 
Triaspis lateriflora Oliv.
Classification: 

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