Key for Talisia Aublet

1Large trees > 15 m tall, with robust lateral branching
1'Unbranched shrubs or treelet, if branching, this orthotropic
2Leaves consistently with only two leaflets
2'Leaves with four leaflets or more (sometimes a few leaves with only two leaflets)
3Inflorescence and calyx with long, glandular hairs; leaves with (6) 10-14 leaflets
3'Inflorescence and calyx without glandular hairs; leaves with 4-8 leaflets
4Young growth ferruginous-tomentose; leaflets rigid-coriaceous with strongly abaxially prominent primary and secondary veins forming a marginal loop, abaxial surface appressed-pubescent, the margins revolute to strongly revolute
4'Young growth glabrous or at the most pubescent; leaves coriaceous or chartaceous, with slightly prominent or not, primary and secondary veins, abaxial surface glabrous or puberulent, the margins not revolute or only weakly so.
5Sepals connate at base at least half their length
5'Sepals connate only at the very base
6Thyrses fasciculate, axillary or cauliflorous; leaflets obtusely acuminate or acute; fruit woody, ferruginous-sericeous
6'Thyrses paniculate, distal; leaflets obtuse, retuse or sometimes mucronate; fruit coriaceous, glabrous
7Plant cauliflorous or ramiflorous; leaflet with clathrate tertiary veins
7'Plant with axillary or distal inflorescences
8Leaflets obtuse or retuse at apex; petals abaxially pubescent at base; disc pubescent
8'Leaflets obtusely acuminate at apex; petals abaxially glabrous; disc glabrous
9Leaflets obtuse at apex, secondary and tertiary veins abaxially conspicuous; filaments pilose; anthers with an apical cluster of hairs
9'Leaflets retuse at apex; secondary and tertiary veins inconspicuous; filaments glabrous; anthers glabrous
10Leaflets with secondary veins converging into a conspicuous, continuous submarginal vein
10'Leaflets lacking a conspicuous submarginal vein
11Young stems and abaxial surface of leaflets minutely hirsute
11'Young stems and abaxial surface of leaves glabrous or puberulent
12Sepals connate more than half their length to form a cupular calyx; calyx sericeous-velutinous; fruit sericeous-tomentose
12'Sepals connate only at base; calyx minutely hirsute, sometimes intermingled with glandular hairs; fruit minutely hirsute
13Flowers shortly pedicelled; calyx urceolate; stamens 8
13'Flower sessile; calyx cupular; stamens 5
14Petals abaxially pubescent, tomentose or puberulent, clawed or nearly so at base; disc tomentose
14'Petals abaxially glabrous, cuneate at base; disc glabrous or pubescent
15Petals abaxially sericeous-tomentose, adaxially puberulent; petiolules drying darker than the rachis (dark brown)
15'Petals glabrous adaxially; petiolules not drying darker than the rachis
16Leaf rachis trigonous at base, striate; leaflets elliptic, oblong or oblanceolate
16'Leaf rachis terete to pentagonous at base, bisulcate, not striate; leaflets oblong-elliptic or elliptic.
17Calyx cupular, sepals ca. ½ the length of the calyx
17'Calyx cup-shaped, sepals ⅔ or more, the length of the calyx
18Stamens 5
18'Stamens 8 (seldom 7 or 9 in same plant)
19Filaments, ovary and disc glabrous; leaflets 16-22, 8-18 cm long
19'Filaments pilose, ovary sericeous or tomentose, and disc tomentulose; leaflets 4-8, 18.5-66 cm long