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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/27/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 11/27/2012)
Genus PELTOGYNE Vogel
PlaceOfPublication Linnaea 11:410. 1837.
Description Unarmed trees, the branchlets terete. Leaves simply pinnate, short-petiolate; leaflets one pair, coriaceous, punctate, short-petiolulate to subsessile, inequilateral. Inflorescence racemose, terminal or subterminal, few- to many-flowered. Flowers small, whitish; calyx receptacular and disc-like basally, the lobes 4, imbricate in bud; petals 5, sessile, punctate, subequal; stamens 10, free, glabrous; ovary few- ovulate, short-stipitate the stipe adnate to the receptacular portion of the calyx; style slender, with a peltate-capitate stigma. Legume 2-valved, flat.
Habit trees
Distribution Primarily a South American genus centered in northern Brazil.
 
 
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