Triaspis mozambica A. Juss.

A. Juss.
E. Launert FZ 1963
Small climber, up to 3 m. long, with younger stems and inflorescences +/- densely ferrugineo-sericeous, older ones glabrescent. Leaves petiolate; lamina 2.5-8 x 2.4 cm., lanceolate, ovate, ovate-lanceolate or elliptic, apex obtuse or acute, apiculate, base rounded or subcordate, membranous, ferrugineo-sericeous on both surfaces when young, soon glabrescent; petiole 0.7-1.2 cm. long, canaliculate, usually sericeous; stipules very small, deciduous. Inflorescence corymbose, +/- lax, terminal or axillary, generally many -flowered; bracts 3.5 mm. long, linear-lanceolate; bracteoles 1-2 mm. long, linear. Flowers c. 1-1.5 cm. in diam., zygomorphic. Sepals c. 2 mm. long, ovate, sericeous outside. Petals 4.5-6 mm. long, green or yellowish-green, obovate and +/- cucullate, spreading or recurved, shortly unguiculate, with the margins shortly fimbriate or crenulate. Stamens with the anthers 1-1.25 mm. long, ovate or oblong-ovate; filaments 2.5-3 mm. long, glabrous. Ovary densely sericeous; styles glabrous. Samara with lateral wing 2-2.7 cm. in diam., subcircular, refuse or +/- emarginate at the apex; dorsal wing 0.8 x 0.25 cm., crest-like, subcordate at the base.
Flora Taxon: 
Triaspis mozambica A. Juss.

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