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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 11/27/2012)
Genus HYMENAEA L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 1192. 1753.
Synonym Courbari Adans. Fam. 2:317. 1763. Hemenaea Scop. Introd. Hist. Nat. 296. 1777. Courbaril Plum. ex Endl. Gen. 1317. 1841?. Hymenia Griff. Notul. 4:449. 1854, fide Dalla Torre & Harms.
Description Unarmed resinous trees, with spreading crown. Leaves 1-jugate, petiolate; leaflets 2, obliquely asymmetric, coriaceous, glandular-punctate, short-petiolulate to subsessile. Inflorescence terminal, short, subcorymbose. Flowers moderately large, with a short, gross, pedicel and thick receptacle; calyx 4-parted, the lobes imbri- cate; petals 5, slightly unequal, sessile, glandular; stamens 10, free, glabrous; anthers longitudinally dehiscent; ovary few-ovulate, short-stipitate, the stipe adnate to the receptacular portion of the calyx; style slender; stigma terminal. Legume ligneous, thick, indehiscent, few-seeded; seeds exarillate.
Habit trees
Distribution A neotropical genus, best represented in the Amazon valley.
Note A single species is known from Panama.
 
 
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