Comprehensive Description

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Casparea rubeleruziana (Donn. Smith) Britton & Rose
Bauhinia Rubeleruziana Donn. Smith, Bot. Gaz. 13: 27. 1888.
A tree, 3-5 ra. high, the branches brownishtomentose. Stipules 4 mm. linear, caducous; petioles 1.8-3 cm. long, sometimes with a pair of small, oblong, smooth processes at the base; leaves glabrate above, tomentose beneath, at least along the veins, ovate-oblong, cordate at base, 10-15 era. long, 9-nerved, 2-lobed or notched at apex, the lobes 0.5-5 cm. long, acute or rounded; racemes densely pubescent, 15-20-flowered; pedicels slender, 1-1.5 cm. long, pubescent; flower-buds pendulous; calyx about 2 cm. long, tomentose; petals linear-lanceolate to spathulate, clawed, about 2 cm. long, ciliate, red; perfect stamen as long as the petals; pistil tomentose, stipitate; legume 15 cm. long, 18-20 mm. wide.
Type locality: Rubeleniz. Guatemala. Distribution: Guatemala.
bibliographic citation
Nathaniel Lord Britton and Joseph Nelson Rose. 1928. (ROSALES); MIMOSACEAE. North American flora. vol 23(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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