Abarema obovalis (A. Rich.) Barneby & J.W. Grimes

Tree up to 20 m high, without spines or prickles; young branches villous; leaves with 1-2 pairs of pinnae; petiole 1-3 cm long, without glands; rhachis 2-3 cm long with gland in the base of the pairs of higher and lower pinnae, also small rounded gland in base of pair of upper leaflets; pinnas with 3-4 pairs of leaflets; leaflets opposite, 2-7 cm long, 1.2-4.5 cm wide, obovate, apex rounded, upperside dark green, shiny, glabrous, underside coriacious at margin, veins clearly visible on underside, leaflets directly attached; racemes umbelliform, 15-20 flowers; pedicels of flowers 3-8 mm long, pedicel laxly pubescent; calyx 5-toothed, 3-4.5 mm long, teeth pointed to apiculate; corolla 5-lobed, lobes oval-lanceolate, externally densely villous; 25-60 stamens; fruit dehiscent, curved or sometimes once to serveral times circinate, glabrous, brown, interior brownish; seeds 5 mm long, 3-4 mm wide, blue, with white spot.

Common names: abey, abey blanco, argelino, cenizo, ciruelillo, encinillo.

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