Phenax sonneratii

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Phenax sonneratii

<<<Stipules>Blade>Apex>Shape

acute to (sub)acuminate or to obtuse1
1. 003-003-004-001

<<<Stipules>Blade>Base>Shape

acute (to attenuate or to obtuse)2
2. 003-003-005-001

<<<Stipules>Blade>Margins>Hairs

sparsely short-pubescent above, minutely puberulous with uncinate hairs and short-pubescent mainly on the main veins beneath3
3. 003-003-006-003

<<<Stipules>Blade>Margins>Margin type

crenate-serrate4
4. 003-003-006-001

<<<Stipules>Blade>Margins>Texture

scabridulous to smooth5
5. 003-003-006-002

<<Pistillate flowers>Style>Length

ca. 1 mm long6
6. 007-001-001

<<Staminate flowers>Tepals>Length

ca. 1 mm long7
7. 006-001-001

<<Stipules>Blade>Apex

apex ,8
8. 003-003-004

<<Stipules>Blade>Base

base ,9
9. 003-003-005

<<Stipules>Blade>Dimensions

(0.5-)1-5(-6) x (0.3-)0.5-2(-2.5) cm10
10. 003-003-003

<<Stipules>Blade>Margins

margin , , ;11
11. 003-003-006

<<Stipules>Blade>Shape

narrowly elliptic to elliptic or narrowly ovate to ovate12
12. 003-003-002

<<Stipules>Blade>Texture

chartaceous13
13. 003-003-001

<<Stipules>Petiole>Length

0.3-0.5 cm long14
14. 003-002-001

<<Stipules>Secondary veins>Secondary vein pair number

2(-3) pairs15
15. 003-004-001

<Akenes>Length

ca. 1.5 mm long16
16. 008-002

<Akenes>Shape

narrowly ovoid17
17. 008-001

<Akenes>Texture

tuberculate18
18. 008-003

<Bracts>Hairs

ciliolate19
19. 005-004

<Bracts>Length

ca. 1.5 mm long20
20. 005-002

<Bracts>Shape

obovate to narrowly obovate or to suborbicular21 striate22
21. 005-001, 22. 005-003

<Habit>Height

up to 1 m tall23
23. 001-001

<Inflorescences>Diameter

0.2-0.4 cm in diam.24
24. 004-001

<Pistillate flowers>Style

style .25
25. 007-001

<Staminate flowers>Tepals

tepals .26
26. 006-001

<Stems>Hairs

puberulous27
27. 002-002

<Stems>Thickness

1-3 mm thick28
28. 002-001

<Stipules>Blade

blade , , ,29
29. 003-003

<Stipules>Length

0.2-0.3 mm long30
30. 003-001

<Stipules>Petiole

petiole ;31
31. 003-002

<Stipules>Secondary veins

secondary veins .32
32. 003-004

Akenes

Achene , , .33
33. 008

Bracts

Bracts , , , .34
34. 005

Description

Subshrub, up to 1 m tall. Stem 1-3 mm thick, puberulous. Stipules 0.2-0.3 mm long, caducous; petiole 0.3-0.5 cm long; blade chartaceous, narrowly elliptic to elliptic or narrowly ovate to ovate, (0.5-)1-5(-6) x (0.3-)0.5-2(-2.5) cm, apex acute to (sub)acuminate or to obtuse, base acute (to attenuate or to obtuse), margin crenate-serrate, scabridulous to smooth, sparsely short-pubescent above, minutely puberulous with uncinate hairs and short-pubescent mainly on the main veins beneath; secondary veins 2(-3) pairs. Inflorescences 0.2-0.4 cm in diam.Bracts obovate to narrowly obovate or to suborbicular, ca. 1.5 mm long, striate, ciliolate. Staminate flowers: tepals ca. 1 mm long. Pistillate flowers: style ca. 1 mm long. Achene narrowly ovoid, ca. 1.5 mm long, tuberculate.

Distribution

French Guiana, Paul lsnard region, Southern America: Brazil Northeast (Bahia); Brazil South (Santa Catarina), eastern Brazil, other parts of tropical America
Central America and (introduced and naturalized ?) in other parts of tropical America: West Indies, eastern Brazil (Bahia to Santa Catarina) and French Guiana (Paul lsnard region).

Habit

Subshrub, .35
35. 001

Inflorescences

Inflorescences36
36. 004

Pistillate flowers

Pistillate flowers:37
37. 007

Staminate flowers

Staminate flowers:38
38. 006

Stems

Stem , .39
39. 002

Stipules

Stipules , caducous;40
40. 003