Aspidosperma cuspa

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Name and publication()

Aspidosperma cuspa S. F. Blake ex Pittier, Man. Pl. Usuales Venez. 1: 10 (1926).

Description()

The capsules of pereiro-amargo, commonly called pintado hearts in the potpourri trade, appear as woody hearts. This tree bears 3-5 cm long capsules enclosing winged seeds. The inside of the capsule is smooth, the outside heavily veined and slightly pebbled.

Nativity and distribution()

Aspidosperma cuspa is native to Brazil.

Family()

Apocynaceae

Synonymy()

Conohoria cuspa Kunth