Talisia carinata

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Talisia carinata


Treelet to 3 (7) m tall, unbranched or with a few upright branches on distal portion; trunk to 5 cm in diam., bark grayish, smooth. Stems terete, minutely lenticellate, puberulent, glabrescent. Leaves paripinnate or less often imparipinnate; petioles 10-17 (27) cm long, terete, pulvinate at base; rachis (12) 18-52 cm long, obtusely to narrowly angled, nearly terete toward base, glabrous or puberulent, smooth; petiolules pulvinate at base, canaliculate along adaxial surface, 3.5-10 mm long, glabrous to puberulent; leaflets 8-16 (26), alternate or subopposite, chartaceous to subcoriaceous, glabrous, oblong-elliptic or elliptic, (5) 7.2-21 (27.5) × (2.5-) 3-5.5 (-7.9) cm, the adaxial surface with a prominulous midvein, and slightly sunken secondary veins, the abaxial surface with prominent, puberulent veins, the apex acuminate to long-acuminate, the base oblique, obtuse-attenuate, tapering to the petiolule, the margins undulate; distal leaflets usually larger than the proximal ones; the venation brochidodromus, with secondary veins alternate or subopposite, arching. Thyrses panicle-shaped, distal or axillary, or less often cauliflorous, (13.5-)19-25 (-68) cm long; bracts ovate, persistent, ca. 0.5 mm long; dichasia compound, sessile or shortly pedunculate; pedicels 0.5-1 mm long, articulate at the middle. Calyx 1-1.8 mm long, puberulent to pubescent, the sepals 0.5-0.6 mm long, ovate, concave, rounded at apex; petals white, oblong, truncate at base, 2.5-3.6 (-4.2) mm long, reflexed at anthesis, adaxially glabrous or papillate, abaxially appressed-pubescent, especially on lower half, the apex rounded, the base cuneate-obtuse; appendages as long as or a little shorter than the petals, lanceolate, erect, entire at apex, adaxially sericeous-tomentose, abaxially sparsely sericeous-tomentose or glabrous; disc annular, 5-lobed, pubescent to tomentose, 0.4-0.5 mm tall; stamens 5 (6), the filaments of equal length, 1.5-2.2 mm long, pilose, the anthers 1.1-1.3 mm long, oblong, glabrous, apiculate at apex; ovary ovoid, densely ferruginous-tomentose, the stigma capitate. Fruits 1- to 2-seeded, ellipsoid to obovoid, turning from green to orange-yellow, sparsely pubescent, glabrescent, granulate, 1.5-2.1(-2.5) cm long, rounded at apex, shortly apiculate, the pericarp 0.4-1.2 mm thick, the endocarp granulate, glabrous. Seeds ellipsoid, to 1.5 cm long, with fleshy, edible, cream testa.


Guianas present, Southern America: Brazil North (Amapá present)
Known from the Guianas and the state of Amapa, Brazil (GU: 2; SU: 4; FG: 14).

Common Name

Creole (French Guiana): bois flambeau, dayacoussa, gaulette indienne, payacoussa, petite gaulette, picoussa, tit-gaulette; English (French Guiana): touliatan, tuliata; English (Suriname): bosknippa, kraskrastiki