Didymopanax macrocarpum

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Name and publication

Didymopanax macrocarpum (Cham.) Seem., J. Bot. 6: 132 (1868).

Description

Known as “mandioca leaf” in the potpourri trade, the leaves of mandioqueiro-do-cerrado, mandioquinha, or mandioca-brava are leathery (coriaceous), entire, glabrous and shiny on the upper surface, densely brown-felted (tomentose) on the undersurface, 8-22 cm long x 3-7 cm wide.

Nativity and distribution

Didymopanax macrocarpum is native to Brazil.

Family

Araliaceae

Synonymy

Panax macrocarpum Cham.

Didymopanax marginatum Dcne.