Piscidia piscipula (L.) Sarg.

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General Information

Piscidia piscipula (L.) Sarg., Gard. & Forest 4: 436. 1891; Erythrina piscipula L.

Arboles o arbustos, hasta 20 m de alto; tallos jóvenes seríceos, glabrescentes. Folíolos 7–11, ovados a elípticos, 4–17 cm de largo y 2–11 cm de ancho, ápice obtuso a agudo o acuminado, base redondeada a cuneada, haz serícea o menudamente pilosa, glabrescente, envés microalveolado, seríceo o ligeramente crespo-pubescente, a veces glabrescente; estípulas reniformes, 3–5 mm de largo y 3–6 mm de ancho. Racimos axilares, flores 12–15 mm de largo; cáliz 4–6 mm de largo, seríceo, lobos obtusos a subagudos; pétalos blancos con marcas rosadas o rojizas, estandarte seríceo o subseríceo por fuera. Frutos 4–10 cm de largo (incluyendo el estípite 1–4 (–5) mm de largo) y 3–4.5 cm de ancho (incluyendo las alas de 1–2 cm de ancho y el cuerpo seminífero de 3–4 mm de ancho), pilosos cuando inmaduros, glabrescentes; semillas 3–8, 4.5–6 mm de largo y 2.5–3.5 mm de ancho, café-rojizas a café obscuras.

Esperada en el noreste de Nicaragua en suelos calizos; Estados Unidos (Florida) al norte de Honduras, Cuba, Haití y Jamaica, introducida en Hawai y otros sitios.

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    Tree, large. Leaves with 6-10 leaflets, obovate-oblong, often inequilateral, up to 9.5 cm. long, up to 5.5 cm. wide, tapering obtusely but shortly acuminate and mucronate at the tip, thinly coriaceous, apparently glabrous above and below, the costa plane above, the main veins 8-11; petioles 1.5-2 cm. long, puberulent; petio- lules up to 0.6 cm. long, contorted, minutely puberulent; rachises 4-7 cm. long racemes axillary, up to 13 cm. long, often very nodose above, the branches often several at the base of the rachis, 2-15 cm. long; bracteoles reniform, up to 0.9 cm. long, densely puberulent on the outside. Flowers with the calyx campanulate, about 6 mm. long, puberulent, persistent, the teeth short, obtuse to acute, the uppermost usually united; vexillum orbicular, about 12 mm. long, puberulent on the outside; wing petals semiorbicular, about 13 mm. long, glabrous, irregularly undulate on the upper margin, the auricles rounded, about 1.1 mm. long; carinal petals subreni- form, about 10.5 mm. long, pubescent; stamens monadelphous, the sheath glabrous, carnose, almost 3 times the length of the filaments, the odd filament free for about 2 mm. at the base; ovary scarcely stipitate, curved, linear, about 1 mm. wide, some- what flat, densely puberulent, the style thickly subulate, puberulent along 2/3 of its length, attenuate at the tip. Fruits pedicellate, the pedicel about 1 cm. long, very slender and puberulent, the body stipitate for 1-1.5 cm. terete, the wings 4, longi- tudinal, each wing rectangular, 3-7 cm. long, about 4 cm. wide, truncate at the apex and at the base, thinly membranous, the veins crowded, pinnate, glabrous.

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    Florida, West Indies, Mexico, southward to Venezuela.

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