Talisia hemidasya

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Talisia hemidasya


Tree 12-18 m tall, branching on upper portion to produce a dense crown; trunk to 23 cm in diam.; bark grayish, thin, smooth, peeling off in irregular plates, inner bark reddish. Young growth conspicuously fulvo-tomentose, intermixed with numerous glandular hairs. Twigs nearly terete, glabrescent with age. Leaves paripinnate, spirally arranged on distal portion of stem(s); petiole (5.5) 8-19 cm long, enlarged at the base; rachis (5.5) 13-40 cm long, terete, or slightly angled distally, slightly striate, minutely hirsute, sometimes with scattered setaceous or glandular hairs; petiolules pulvinate, 3-5 mm long, minutely hirsute with scattered glandular hairs; leaflets (6) 10-14, opposite to alternate, chartaceous, oblong-elliptic, 6-23.5 × 2-5.7(8.5) cm, both surfaces glabrous, except for the minutely pubescent (sometimes with glandular hairs) midvein, the abaxial surface sparsely minutely hispidulous, the apex acuminate, the base obtuse-acute, asymmetrical, venation brochidodromus, flattened or slightly impressed adaxially, prominent abaxially. Thyrses panicle-shaped, 6-31 cm long, distal or axillary on distal portion of branches; axes pubescent to sericeous-tomentose, with scattered to numerous glandular hairs; bracts early deciduous, subulate, ca. 5 mm long, with same indument as the axes; bracteoles persistent, similar to the bracts but smaller; dichasia compound, sessile; pedicels 1-1.2 mm long, appressed-pubescent, articulate at the base. Calyx nearly conical2.5-3.5 mm long, tomentose, with scattered glandular hairs, the sepals 1-2.2 mm long, oblong or ovate-deltate, obtuse at apex; petals whitish, reflexed at anthesis, 5.5-6 mm long, nearly elliptic to obovate, the abaxial surface glabrous, the adaxial surface with scattered glandular, papilliform hairs, ciliate on margins, the apex rounded, the base attenuate; appendages as long as the petals, deltate, the abaxial surface glabrous with a few glandular hairs, the adaxial surface hirsute on the upper half; disc annular, 5-lobed, ca. 1 mm tall, minutely hirsute; stamens 8, the filaments glabrous, of same length, ca. 4 mm long, the anthers oblong, ca. 1.2 mm long, apiculate at apex; ovary conical, sericeous-tomentose, the stigma cylindric-trigonous, papillate, ca. 1 mm long. Fruit yellow to orange-yellow at maturity, globose-ovoid or obovoid, apiculate, ca. 2 cm long, densely hirsutulose, the pericarp woody, ca. 3 mm thick. Seed one per fruit, nearly globose, ca. 1.5 cm long, with a thin, fleshy, orange-yellow testa.


Guianas present, Southern America: Brazil North (Amapá present); Brazil Northeast (Maranhao present); Venezuela (Venezuela present)
Venezuela, the Guianas, and the Brazilian states of Amapá and Maranhão (GU: 4; SU: 9; FG: 7).

Common Name

English (Suriname): zwarte pintolokus