Clarisia racemosa

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Clarisia racemosa


Tree up to 40 m tall; hairs straight. Branchlets minutely puberulous to almost glabrous. Stipules ovate, 0.1-0.3 cm long, puberulous; petiole 0.5-1.5 cm long; blade coriaceous to subcoriaceous, elliptic to narrowly elliptic, 5-14 x 2-6.5 cm, apex acuminate, base obtuse to truncate or sometimes to acute, margin entire, glabrous above, sparsely puberulous beneath; primary vein plane to slightly impressed above, veins more or less prominent beneath, secondary veins 9-18 pairs. Inflorescences on leafless branchlets. Staminate inflorescences 1-10 cm long; peduncle 0.1-0.8 cm long; stamens 1-2(-3). Pistillate inflorescences uniflorous, occasionally 2 flowers; stigmas 5-7 cm long. Fruiting perianth ellipsoid, ca. 1.5 cm high.


Guianas present, Kaboeri Forest Reserve, near Corantijn River present, Northern America, Surinam present, eastern Brazil present
From Mexico to eastern Brazil, the area more or less segregated, in the Guianas only known from Surinam (Kaboeri Forest Reserve, near Corantijn River).