Magonia pubescens

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Name and publication

Magonia pubescens St. Hil., Hist. pl. remarq. Brésil. 1: 239 (1824).

Description

Sold as “tingui shells” in the potpourri trade, the pericarps of this globular, dehiscent capsule from tingui are shiny on the interior, dull on the exterior, golden brown (in the native state), 6.5-12 cm in diameter.

Nativity and distribution

Magonia pubescens is native to Brazil.

Family

Sapindaceae