Gossypiospermum praecox (Griseb.) P. Wilson

Slim bush or small tree, 2-8 m high, rarely more; bark white-yellow to grey; branches slim, puberulous at apex, becoming glabrous with age, with lenticels; leaves papry; stipules linear-lanceolate, membranaceous, 1.2-2 mm long; petiole 5-7 mm long; leaf face ovate, ovate-lanceolate to ovate-oblong, 3-7.5 cm long, 1.5-3.5 cm wide, more or less glabrous, pointed to acuminate; base rounded, obtusely angled to lightly cuneiform; margin crenate to slightly serrated; venation more or less prominent on both sides, with 6-7 pairs of lateral veins, lower ones reticulate; inflorescence with short peduncle, 10-20 flowers, with a cup formed by the bracts at base; pedicels filiform, 0.6-0.9 mm long, jointed at the base, glabrous; sepals oblong, 2-3 mm long, glabrous, stamens 8-10; filaments 2-3 mm long, glabrous; anthers more or less ellipsoid, 0.5 mm diameter; stamenoids very short; ovary ovoid, glabrous; fruit globose, 0.5-0.7 cm diameter; seeds 2-3, 1-2 mm long, with red-yellow hair.

Common names: agracejo, aguedita, jía.

Gossypiospermum praecox, trunks
Gossypiospermum praecox, bark

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