Naucleopsis amara

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Naucleopsis amara


Tree up to 15 m tall. Branchlets greyish- to brownish-puberulous, periderm peeling off. Stipules 0.8-2(-2.5) cm long, (partly) puberulous, subpersistent; petiole 0.4-1.1 cm long; blade coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, 9-32.5 x 3-10.5 cm, apex acuminate, base acute to rounded, (almost) glabrous above and beneath; veins prominent beneath, secondary veins (13-)17-22 pairs. Staminate inflorescences 0.4-0.5 cm in diam.; involucral bracts ca. 30-40; flowers basally connate; stamens 3-4. Pistillate inflorescences 1.5-2 cm in diam., sessile or subsessile; involucral bracts ca. 30-40; flowers 20-30; tepals 5-8, free parts 10-20 mm, in fruit up to 50 mm long; stigmas 3-5.5 mm long. Infructescences subglobose, 3-4 cm in diam.


Amapa, near the boundary of French Guiana present, Amazon Basin present, Guianas, Pacific coastal region of Colombia present, Southern America: Colombia (Colombia present); Peru (Peru present)
Amazon Basin (Brazil, Peru, Colombia), also in the Pacific coastal region of Colombia, possibly extending to Central America, in the Guianas not yet known, but found in Amapa, near the boundary of French Guiana.