Kielmeyera marauensis

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Name and publication

Kielmeyera marauensis Saddi, Kew Bull. 39(4): 737 (1984).

Description

Fruit segments of of pau-santo are known as “triangle pods” in the potpourri trade. Capsules are trigonous, glabrous, and deshiscent, 8-28 cm long x 2-5 cm wide. The exterior of the three segments/capsule are dark brown (in the native state) and verrucose; the interior is beige and reddish-brown (in the native state), striate with a central rib. The overall appearance of a segment is of a low canoe.

Nativity and distribution

Kielmeyera marauensis is native to Brazil.

Family

Clusiaceae (alt. Guttiferae)