Triaspis macropteron Welw. ex Oliv.

Author(s): 
Welw.
Concept: 
Oliver. FTA 1868
Description: 
A scandent shrub. Extremities rusty-pubescent at first, glabrescent, sometimes early glabrous. Leaves subcoriaceous, ovate-elliptical, abruptly and acutely cuspidate or subacuminate, broadly rounded or slightly cordate at the base, entire, sparsely pubescent towards the base and about the nerves or nearly glabrous, 3-4 in. long, 1 3/4-3 in. broad; petiole 1/2 in., more or less. Flowers lilac or violet, passing into white (Welwitsch), in axillary and terminal, pedunculate, corymbose racemes, exceeding or equalling the leaves. Pedicels rusty-pubescent, about 1 1/2 in., with a pair of minute bracts below or near the middle. Sepals ovate-lanceolate obtuse. Petals clawed; lamina carinate; the inner ones deeply fimbriate. Filaments pubescent. Ovary rusty-pilose. Fruit-wings 1 1/2-2 1/2 in. long and broad, retuse or notched above, entire or broadly retuse below.
Family: 
Malpighiaceae
Source: 
FTA
macropteron
A
Flora Taxon: 
Triaspis macropteron Welw.
Classification: 

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