Buchenavia fanshawei

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Buchenavia fanshawei


Tree 5-35 m. Leaves coriaceous, obovate to narrowly obovate or elliptic, 3-15 x 0.5-6 cm, apex rounded to acute or shortly acuminate, base narrowly cuneate or slightly decurrent, glabrous except sometimes sparsely pubescent on midvein above, glabrous to sparsely pubescent except pubescent to very sparsely so on midvein below; domatia usually conspicuous, usually bowl-shaped; venation brochidodromous, midvein moderate, prominent, secondary veins 3-5 pairs, distant, originating at widely acute angles, curved distally, prominent, intersecondary veins common, tertiary veins randomly reticulate to irregularly percurrent; higher order veins and areolation indistinct; petiole 0.6-2.4 cm long, glabrous to pubescent, usually eglandular. Inflorescence 1.3-7 cm long, shortly spicate; peduncle 0.6-3 cm long, sparsely puberulous to pubescent; rhachis 0.7-4 cm, puberulous to pubescent. Flowers 3-4 mm long; lower hypanthium 1.5-2 mm long, densely pubescent on ovary, gradually narrowing to rather thick sparsely pubescent neck longer than ovary,upper hypanthium 1.5-2 x 2.5-4 mm, glabrous or nearly so. Fruit densely tomentellous at first, becoming subglabrous when very old, 1.7-2.5 x 1-1.5 cm, ovate to elliptic or broadly so in side view, more or less terete, apex rounded to acute or rarely apiculate, base rounded or very shortly pseudostipitate.


Guianas present, Guyana present, northern parts of Amazonian Brazil present
Restricted to Guyana and northern parts of Amazonian Brazil; apart from the type, 7 paratypes and about 16 other specimens from the Guianas (GU: 25).

Common Name

English (Guyana): fukadi, sand fukadi


Flowering ; fruiting .