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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/13/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 11/13/2012)
Genus LICANIA Aublet
PlaceOfPublication Hist. PI. Guian. Fr. 119, P1. 45. 1775
Reference Hook. f. in Mart. Fl. Bras. 14:8-19. 1867; Fritsch, in Ann. K. K. Naturhist. Hofmus. Wien 4:33-60. 1889.
Synonym Moquilea Aubl. loc. cit. 521, pI. 208. 1775; Hook. f. in Mart. Fl. Bras. 142:19-26. 1867; Focke in Engl. & Pranti, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 33:58. 1894.
Description Trees with alternate simple entire leaves. Flowers usually paniculate, the ultimate branchlets cymosely branched; hypanthium globose or campanulate, the lobes 5; petals 5, minute or none; stamens 3 to many, inserted at the margin of the hypanthial disk, often connate at base, forming a complete ring or unilaterally disposed; ovary unilocular, sessile at the bottom of the hypanthium, hairy; style basal; fruit drupaceous, various, one-seeded, the pericarp usually leathery or woody.
Habit Trees
Key a. Leaves tomentose beneath with fine white or nearly white appressed tomentum. b. Leaves broadly rounded at apex, obtuse or (usually) subcordate at base, mostly 1.4-1.7 times as long as wide; branchlets stout, often 3-6 mm. thick at base of inflorescence; stamens about 20 .-.. ... 1. L. ARBOREA bb. Leaves acute or acuminate at apex, acute to rounded at base, mostly 2-2.7 times as long as wide; branchlets at base of inflorescence slender, 1-2 mm. thick; stamens 3 (sometimes in addition to a few vestigial rudiments) ................................................... 2. L. HYPOLEUCA aa. Leaves glabrous or essentially so - 3. L. PLATYPUS
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