Porocystis toulicioides

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Porocystis toulicioides


Tree or treelet, 5-10 m tall. Stems puberulent. Leaves paripinnate or imparipinnate; petiole plus rachis 15-37 cm long, slightly marginate, puberulent; petiolules 3-6 mm long, swollen; leaflets 6-9(12), alternate or subopposite, glabrous, chartaceous, discolorous, usually drying brownish, adaxially glabrous, abaxially puberulent, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, (4.5)13.5-26 × (2.2) 4.5-8 cm, the base obtuse to subrounded, slightly unequal, the apex short-acuminate, the margins entire; venation abaxially prominent, tertiary veins reticulate. Thyrses distal, paniculate, 25-35 cm long; axes minutely appressed-pubescent. Flowers in compound dichasia; pedicels 1-2 mm long, articulate below the middle, cinereous-tomentulose. Calyx cinereous-tomentulose, 1-2 mm long, the lobes ovate, nearly free to base; petals white-green, elliptic, 2.7-3 mm long; appendage connate to lower half of petal, free part divided into 2, filiform, pubescent projections, the lower half glabrous; disc cinereous, appressed-tomentulose; stamens 1-1.5 mm long, the filaments whitishtomentose; ovary densely appressed-cinereous pubescent all the way to the unbranched style. Fruit tricoccate, cinereous-pubescent; mericarps nearly globose, 2-1.5 cm long, with papery, wrinkled pericarp.


Guyana present, central Amazonia present
Widespread (although not common), in central Amazonia, once collected in Guyana; .