Comprehensive Description

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Pithecellobium pachypus Pittier, Contr. U. S. Nat. Herb 20: 457. 1922.
A small tree with grayish-green bark, the twigs stiff, glabrate. Petiole pubescent, 3 cm. long or shorter, bearing a sessile apical gland; pinnae 1 pair; stipular spines 0.5 mm. long; leaflets 1 pair, ovate, 2.5-7 cm. long, obtuse or emarginate, glabrous or nearly so; peduncles densely pubescent, 2-3 era. long; spikes dense, 3-5 cm. long; bractlets narrow, about 1 mm. long; flowers white, densely pubescent; calyx about 3 mm. long; corolla 5-6 mm. long; stamen-tube nearly twice as long.as the corolla, legume turgid, 6-8 cm. long, about 1.5 cm. thick; seeds 2-4, ovoid, shining.
Type locality: Near San Salvador, El Salvador. Distribution; El Salvador.
bibliographic citation
Nathaniel Lord Britton and Joseph Nelson Rose. 1928. (ROSALES); MIMOSACEAE. North American flora. vol 23(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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