Buchenavia viridiflora

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Buchenavia viridiflora


Shrub or tree 2-55 m, with buttressed trunk up to 1.1 m diam.Leaves chartaceous to coriaceous, obovate to elliptic or narrowly so, (2-)3-9(-10.5) x 1.5-4.5(-5.5) cm, apex rounded to obtusely or subacutely acuminate, base cuneate, subglabrous except sparsely pubescent on midvein, especially below; domatia usually present; venation brochidodromous or eucamptodromous-brochidodromous, midvein moderate, prominent, secondary veins (3-)4-7 pairs, moderately spaced to distant, originating at moderately to widely acute angles, curved to slightly so, prominent, intersecondary veins usually absent, tertiary veins irregularly reticulate to weakly percurrent; higher order veins distinct or not; areolation well developed to inconspicuous; petiole 0.4-2 cm long, pubescent, usually eglandular but sometimes biglandular. Inflorescence 2-7.5 cm long, spicate; peduncle 0.5-2.7 cm, pubescent; rhachis 1.2-5 cm, pubescent. Flowers 3-4.5 mm long; lower hypanthium 1.5-2.2 mm, glabrous to densely pubescent, with glabrous to less pubescent neck ca. half the total length,upper hypanthium 1-1.5 x 1.8-3 mm, sparsely pubescent to subglabrous. Fruit glabrous to densely puberulous, 1.3-2.4 x 0.7-1.3 cm, elliptic in side view, more or less terete, apex rounded to subacute or shortly apiculate, base rounded to obtuse.


Amazon river-basin present, French Guiana present, Guianas present, NW ParĂ¡ present, Southern America: Ecuador (Ecuador present); Peru (Peru present), eastern Colombia present
Amazon river-basin from eastern Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, to French Guiana and NW ParĂ¡ in Brazil; 3 specimens from the Guianas (FG: 3).


Flowering ; fruiting .


Wood yellow, very hard, used for construction.