Trymatococcus paraensis

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Trymatococcus paraensis


Tree up to 30 m tall. Branchlets 1-5 mm thick, brown-hirtellous to -subvelutinous. Stipules 0.3-0.4 cm long, appressed-pubescent; petiole 0.3-1.6 cm long; blade coriaceous to subcoriaceous, elliptic to narrowly or broadly elliptic, 2-12 x 1.5-5.5 cm, apex acuminate, base acute to obtuse, margin entire, hirtellous on the primary vein, for the rest (almost) glabrous above, hirtellous on the veins beneath; veins prominent beneath, secondary veins 5-11 pairs, tertiary venation usually partly scalariform. Inflorescences narrowly turbinate to cylindrical, 0.4-0.6 cm high, 0.2-0.4 cm in diam.; peduncle 0.3-0.4 mm long; staminate flowers some tens in number; pistillate flower: stigmas 3-7 mm long. Infructescences globose, ca. 1.5 cm in diam.


Guianas present, Southern America: Brazil North (ParĂ¡ present)
The Guianas and Brazil (Para).

Common Name

English: faux bois d'arc, paila, pailala


In and juvenile material of T. paraensis was treated under T. amazonicus Poepp. & Endl., a species not occurring in the Guianas.