Akrosida floribunda

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Akrosida floribunda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Tribe: Malveae
Genus: Akrosida
Species: A. floribunda
Binomial name
Akrosida floribunda
Fryxell & Clase

Akrosida floribunda is native to the Dominican Republic. It grows as a tree, bearing young branches that lose their stellate pubescence with age. Leaves - alternate, broadly ovate and palmately seven-veined - bear subtle, crenate-dentate teeth and abaxial surfaces colored more palely than their adaxial surfaces. Flowers - arranged in axillary fascicles - bear a gamosepalous but lobed calyx and clawed petals with or without two basal auriculae.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul A. Fryxell & Clase G. Teodoro (2007). "Akrosida floribunda (Malvaceae), a new arborescent mallow from the Dominican Republic". Brittonia 59 (4): 385–388. doi:10.1663/0007-196X(2007)59[385:AFMANA]2.0.CO;2.