Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Meliaceae
Turraea sericea Sm.

Verified by: Cable, S.12 April 2012
Notes: No account on Turraea of Madagascar found. Leaves with domatia at base. Inflorescence short sessile cymes. Flowers 5-merous. Calyx fused at base and ciliate. Petals free, coiled at maturity, white-green. Stamens fused in a very long column, bifid and with reflexed appendages at the apex. Anthers 10 apiculate at apex and hairy geniculate at base. Style long exserted , stigmas discoid with secondary pollen presenter below. Ovary 5-locular with a basal nectary disc.
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Wild voucher no:                               28 September 2007
Locality: Madagascar, Petriky, Fort Dauphin
Coordinates: E6m
Field notes: Forest. Associated with Lantana sp., Vernonia sp. Black sandy soil.
Collector:Silo Nat. Graines For.P407

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