Buchenavia nitidissima

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Buchenavia nitidissima


Tree 11-50(+) m, with rounded buttresses to 2.5 m highLeaves coriaceous, elliptic to elliptic-oblong or elliptic-obovate, (5-)12-23 x (3-)4.5-8.5 cm, apex rounded to subacute or abruptly apiculate, base narrowly attenuate-cuneate, glabrous at fruiting except sometimes sparsely pubescent on midvein below; domatia absent; venation eucamptodromous-brochidodromous, midvein stout, prominent, secondary veins 5-9 pairs, moderately spaced, arising at moderately acute angles, curved, prominent, intersecondary veins absent, tertiary veins rather irregularly percurrent, higher order veins distinct; areolation imperfect, large, slightly prominent; petiole 1.5-3 cm long, glabrous or sometimes sparsely pubescent, eglandular. Inflorescence at fruiting 10-18 cm long, spicate; peduncle 3-7 cm, densely puberulous; rhachis 7-11 cm, densely puberulous. Flowers unknown. Fruit densely appressed-pubescent, 2.8-4 x 1.5-2.5 cm, oblong-elliptic to oblong-obovate in side view, more or less terete, apex rounded, base rounded and abruptly shortly pseudostipitate.


French Guiana endemic
Endemic to French Guiana; rarely collected, known from the type and 11 other specimens (FG: 12).

Common Name

English (French Guiana): amandier sauvage, dindaya-oudou


Fruiting .


The flowers are unknown.