Comprehensive Description

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Chamaefistula undulata (Benth.) Pittier, Trab. Mas. Com Venez. 3:151. 1928.
Cassia undulala Benth. Journ. Bet. Hook. 2: 76. 1840.
A shrub or a woody vine, 2-6 m. long; branches slender, somewhat angled, pilose or glabrous. Stipules narrow, lanceolate, sometimes incurved; leaflets lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, 3-10 cm. long, when mature shining and glabrous above, glabrous or puberulent beneath; glands borne between both pairs of leaflets; inflorescence axillary and terminal, several-flowered; bracts large, lanceolate, persistent; sepals appressed-pubescent, 7-8 mm. long; petals 12-14 mm. long; ovary curved, appressed-pubescent; legume 10-18 cm. long, about 1 cm. thick, glabrous.
Type locality: Woods skirting the savannas, British Guiana.
Distribution: Yucatan to Honduras, Panama, Colombia and British Gviiana; Trinidad.
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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