Triaspis suffulta Launert

E. Launert FZ 1963
A delicate woody climber up to 5 m. or more in length, many-branched. Stems terete, glabrous or sparsely strigose. Leaves petiolate; lamina 3.5-4 x 2.2-2.5 cm., ovate-oblong to oblong, apex obtuse sometimes slightly retuse, base rounded to cordate, glabrous on both surfaces or +/- sericeous when young, bright green on the upper, greyish green on the lower surface, eglandular or with two small circular glands at the base beneath near the insertion of the petiole; petiole 0.5-1.2 cm. long, slightly canaliculate, sericeous or glabrous. Inflorescence corymbose, many-flowered; bracts up to 2 mm. long, ovate-lanceolate; bracteoles very short, lanceolate. Flowers zygomorphic, 1.2-1.5 cm. in diam. Sepals 2.4-2.9 x c.1.6 mm. broad, ovate-oblong to oblong, sericeous outside. Petals c. 7.5 mm. long, obovate-cochleate, the lower one boat-shaped, unguiculate, with the margins partially fimbriate. Anthers c. 1.6 mm. long, oblong; filaments c. 4 mm. long, glabrous. Ovary densely sericeous-villous; styles 3, 4-5 mm. long, glabrous, slightly curved outwards. Samara with lateral wing 2.5-3.3 x 1.7-2.3 cm., ovate to ovate-triangular, apex obtuse or subobtuse, rarely subacute, finely puberulous when young, later glabrous; dorsal wing completely reduced.
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Triaspis suffulta Launert

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