membranacea (Sw.) R. Howard
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- Annandale Falls - GRENADA
DescriptionLeaves mostly 10-20 cm long; without tufts of hairs in nerve axils, with veins between laterals parallel to each other, 3 ones slightly channelled on top surface; slightly sticky when crushed. Fruits often rough, swollen and appearing deformed. youngest twigs with reddish hairs Tree, 20 m, mature and secondary forest; twigs weakly grooved, dark green heavily mottled with black; petiole to 1cm; leaves to 5 x 17 cm, elliptic, widest at or just below middle, tip acute to acuminate, base acute, somewhat decurrent and revolute, papery to leathery, U-shaped profile with down-curved midvein, lateral veins 4-6, strongly ascending, not loop-connected, pale green above, strongly expressed below and reddish, micro-pubescent, odor strong; inflorescences to 10 cm, clustered at twig tips, much branched, bearing hundreds of flowers; flowers 2 mm, cream, tepals spreading at anthesis, white pappillose inside, outer stamens with short filaments, anthers wider than long, pollen pockets in a broad arc; fruit almost round, dark green to dull black ... http://www.cs.umb.edu/~whaber/Monte/Plant/laur/laurdesc-31oct01.html Occasional, Pc at 1300-1500 m. FL: aug.
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, S.Cable & D. Jules
LocationOn nature trail near falls.
NotesTree 8m tall, 5cm dbh. BARK: grey, smooth, fibrous, peelable. SLASH: thin, fibrous, orange-brown, darkening red-brown. LEAVES: sticky when crushed, leathery; US midrib raised, sec. nerves impressed, tertiary nerves channelled; LS midrib and secondary nerves raised, tertiary nerves dark green. FLOWERS: buds only. FRUIT: green, imm.