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Ormosia coccinea subsimplex(Aubl.) Jacks. (Spruce ex Benth.) Rudd
Common Name:Alcornoque, Peronil, Frijolitos de la Suerte

(Aubl.) G. Jackson var. subsimplex (Spruce ex Benth.)Rudd, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 32:328-29.1955

Alcornoque, Pernillo de monte

Tree, to at least 25 m; trunk commonly 60 (100)cm dbh; outer bark thin, hard, with a ± reticulate pattern ofvery shallow fissures, flaking easily; inner bark granular, itsouter surface reddish with large whitish spots; stems weaklyflexuous, with ribs extending downward below each petiole; stems,petioles, and midribs densely    pubes­cent,the trichomes matted, short, brown. Leaves alter­nate,imparipinnate, 25-40 cm long; petioles 6-10 cm long, the basalpulvinus prominent; petiolules ca 6 mm long; leaflets usually 9,oblong, abruptly acuminate and downturned at apex, obtuse toslightly cordate at base, 7-18 cm long, 4-7.5 cm wide, coriaceous,glabrous above, sparsely appressed-pubescent and somewhat viscidbelow, more densely so on veins, the margins turned somewhat upwardand wavy in age; secondary veins in 10-16 pairs, prominently raisedon lower surface. Inflorescences cymose-paniculate, terminal, to 30cm long; flowers purple; calyx tomentulose, 7-9 mmlong,     5-lobed to half its length; corolla1-1.5 cm long, rose-purple. Legumes flattened, oblong to obovate,3.5-5 cm long, 2-2.5 cm wide, glabrous, abruptly narrowed at apex,the valves reddish-brown at maturity, opening to expose seeds; seed1 (rarely 2), red and black, somewhat flattened, ca 1 cm long.Croat 5120.

Occasional, in the forest and along the shore.Flowers from June to August. The fruits probably mature in 4-6weeks, but may persist with the colorful seeds exposed until aboutflowering time of the next year. Plants are deciduous beforeflowering.

Panama to Brazil. In Panama, known only fromtrop­ical moist forest on BCI.

See Fig. 293.

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