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Chloroleucon mangense var. lentiscifolium (A. Rich.) Barneby & J. W. Grimes

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Chloroleucon lentiscifolium (A. Rich.) Britton & Rose
Acacia lenliscifolia A. Rich. Ess. Fl. Cub. 469. 1845.
Pithecolobium lentiscifolium C. Wtight; Sauvalle,.Anales Acad. Habana S: 407. 1869.
A tree, 3-8 m. high, the twigs and leaves glabrous, the bark smooth. Stipular spines stiff, spreading, 5-20 mm. long; petioles 1-2 cm. long, bearing a small orbicular, slightly elevated gland; pinnae 2 or 3 pairs; leaflets 4-7 pairs, subcoriaceous, oblong to obovate, 8-15 mm. long, reticulateveined, sliining above, the apex rounded or subtruncate; peduncles slender, about as long as the petioles; calyx about 2 mm. long; corolla about 5 mm. long, its lobes puberulent; stamen-tube very short; legume S-14 cm. long, 8-10 mm. wide, straight or much curved; seeds oblong, 4-5 mm. long, nearly white.
Type locality: Near Havana, Cuba. Distribution: Central and western Cuba; Jamaica.
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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