Pourouma velutina

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Pourouma velutina


Tree up to 15 m tall. Branchlets 1.5-4 mm thick, whitish- to yellowish-subvelutinous to -subtomentose (or -hirtellous or -subsericeous), pluricellular hairs scarce. Stipules 3-9 cm long, caducous, yellow-sericeous to -subhirsute outside, hairy inside; petiole 2-15 cm long, subtomentose; blade chartaceous, entire, narrowly elliptic to narrowly ovate, 6-25 x 3-12 cm, occasionally 3-lobed to -fid and 10-24 x 10-25 cm, apex acuminate (to acute), base obtuse to subcordate, upper surface scabrous, lower surface on the veins yellowish-hirtellous, between the tertiary veins arachnoid-tomentose; secondary veins 8-13 pairs, basal pair unbranched or faintly (or sparsely) branched. Staminate inflorescences: peduncle 2.5-4.5 cm long; flowers loosely glomerate; tepals (almost) free; filaments shorter than the tepals. Pistillate inflorescences poorly or hardly branched; peduncle 3-7 cm long; flowers 4-9; pedicel 0.5-2 mm long; perianth ca. 3 mm long; stigma discoid. Fruiting perianth (sub)ovoid, ca. 1.5 cm long, yellowish-(sub)velutinous; pedicel up to 0.5 cm long.


Amazon Basin present, French Guiana present, Guyana, Southern America: Brazil Northeast (Bahia present); Brazil Southeast (Espirito Santo present), Surinam present, eastern Brazil present, eastern Venezuela present
Amazon Basin, eastern Brazil (Bahia and Espirito Santo), eastern Venezuela, French Guiana, and Surinam (to be expected in Guyana).