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