Picrasma Blume
  • Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind. 247. 1825. (Sept-Dec 1825)

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Picrasma Blume. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000029620. Accessed on: 24 Nov 2020'

General Information

Trees with bitter bark. Branches with a pith, glabrous. Leaves odd-pinnate; base of petiole or petiolule often dilated into a pulvinus that withers when dry; stipules early deciduous or persistent; leaflets opposite or nearly so; blades entire or serrate. Inflorescences axillary, cymose panicles. Flowers unisexual or polygamous, 4- or 5-merous; subtending bracts small or early deciduous; pedicel with lower half articulated. Sepals small, free or lower half connate, persistent. Petals valvate or nearly valvate in bud, apex shortly incurved, cuspidate, longer than sepals, persistent in females. Stamens 4 or 5, inserted at base of disk. Disk slightly thickened, entire or shallowly 4- or 5-lobed, sometimes dilate in fruit. Carpels 2-5, free, degenerate or rudimentary in males, each with a single ovule; style connate basally, apex free; stigma free. Fruit comprising one or more drupelike monocarps (each a druparium); exocarp thin, fleshy, wrinkled when dry; endocarp bony. Seeds with a broad hilum, exalbuminous; testa membranous, slightly thick and hard.

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    PICRASMA Blume

    Por William J. Hahn

    Picrasma excelsa (Sw.) Planch., London J. Bot. 5: 574. 1846; Quassia excelsa Sw.; Simarouba excelsa (Sw.) DC.

    Arboles o arbustos, 2–15 m de alto; plantas incompletamente dioicas. Hojas imparipinnadas, 5–13 cm de largo, folíolos 5–13, elípticos, elíptico-ovados u obovados, 5–12 cm de largo y 1.5–5 cm de ancho, agudos en el ápice y en la base, glabros o a veces puberulentos. Cimas puberulentas; sépalos 4 ó 5, 1 mm de largo, más cortos en las flores perfectas; pétalos 4 ó 5, 2–4 mm de largo; estambres 4 ó 5, alternos con los pétalos, carpelos 2–5, unidos en los estilos. Drupas ca 5–8 mm en diámetro, negras.

    Infrecuente en lugares abiertos, zona norcentral; 800–1400 m; fr may; Davidse 30453, Molina 30503; Centroamérica a Ecuador y en las Antillas. Un género con 8 especies, 6 en América tropical y 2 en Asia.

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