Comprehensive Description

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Vochya ferruginea (Mart.) Standley
Vochisia ferruginea Mart. Nov. Gen. 1: 151. 1817.
Tree, 9-20 meters high, the trunk sometimes 60 cm. in diameter, the crown small and dense, the branchlets obscurely angulate, ferruginous-tomentulose; stipules triangular-subulate, 2 mm. long, finally deciduous; petioles 5-8 mm. long, tomentulose; leaf-blades oblong or elongate-elliptic, 8-16 cm. long, 3-4.5 cm. wide, cuspidate-acuminate, obtuse or acute at base, coriaceous, glabrous above and with inconspicuous venation, beneath ferruginous-tomentulose, especially on the nerves, the venation elevated, the lateral nerves 15-20 pairs, the secondary nerves reticulate; thyrses terminal and axillary, 6-15 cm. long, the rachis densely tomentulose, the cymes 1-5-flowered; pedicels slender, about 4 mm. long; bracts linear-subulate; buds 8-10 mm. long, 1.5 mm. thick; flowers orange-yellow; 4 of the sepals orbicular, ciliate, 1 mm. long, the posterior one with an oblong blade 7-8 mm. long, the spur elongate and circinate; petals oblong, obtuse, ciliate at apex, the intermediate one 7 mm. long; stamen 6-7 mm. long, the anther pilose on the margins, twice as long as the filament; ovary glabrous; fruit acutely trigonous, 2.5-3 cm. long, about 8 mm. in diameter; seeds compressed, samara-like, densely pilose, the body about 7 mm. long, the wing 15 mm. long and 4 mm. wide.
Type locality: Coari, Alto Amazonas, Brazil. Distribution: Panama and Brazil.
bibliographic citation
John Kunkel Small, Lenda Tracy Hanks, Nathaniel Lord Britton. 1907. GERANIALES, GERANIACEAE, OXALIDACEAE, LINACEAE, ERYTHROXYLACEAE. North American flora. vol 25(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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