Cariniana estrellensis (Raddi) Kuntze

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Cariniana estrellensis

Photo: David Hartung
Garden, Maxwell Rd, Harare

Cariniana estrellensis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Garden, Maxwell Rd, Harare

Cariniana estrellensis

Photo: David Hartung
Garden, Maxwell Rd, Harare

Cariniana estrellensis

Photo: David Hartung
Garden, Maxwell Rd, Harare

Cariniana estrellensis

Photo: David Hartung
Garden, Maxwell Rd, Harare

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Synonyms: Couratari estrellensis Raddi
Common names: Jequitibá (Portuguese) Jequitibá-branco (Portuguese)
Description: Tree, to 60 m tall. Bark with shallow to deep vertical fissures. Leaves elliptic, 7-11 × 3.5-6 cm, glabrous or slightly puberulous; base subcuneate, decurrent onto petiole; margin distinctly crenulate; apex acuminate; domatia 0. Petiole 5-13 mm, slightly winged. Inflorescences racemose, unbranched or once-branched. Flowers zygomorphic, c. 10 mm diameter. Calyx-lobes broadly triangular, 0.8-1.5 mm with fimbriate margin. Petals white, narrowly obovate. Androecium fused at base to form short staminal tube, which is markedly prolonged on one side to form ligule, with 50-65 stamens inserted all over the adaxial surface of the tube and ligule. Fruits nearly cylindric but slightly tapered at each end, 6.5-9.5 cm long; opercular rim toothed. Seeds 12 × 6 mm.
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Worldwide distribution: In SW Amazonian Brazil, the Bolivian Amazon, and the Atlantic coastal forest of Brazil from northern Bahia south to Santa Catarina. The coastal population extends inward to the Distrito Federal in Brazil and a collection has been made in eastern Paraguay.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cariniana estrellensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cariniana estrellensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cariniana estrellensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cariniana estrellensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cariniana estrellensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cariniana estrellensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cariniana estrellensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Cariniana estrellensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cariniana estrellensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cariniana estrellensis
Plants of the World Online: Cariniana estrellensis
Tropicos: Cariniana estrellensis
Wikipedia: Cariniana estrellensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Cariniana estrellensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=165580, retrieved 27 November 2020

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