Monographs Details: Trichilia monacantha Urb.
Authority: Pennington, Terence D. 1981. Meliaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 28: 1-359, 418-449, 459-470. (Published by NYBG Press)
Family:Meliaceae
Description:Species Description - Young branches puberulous. Bud scales absent. Leaves trifoliolate or digitate; petiole ca. 5 mm long, semiterete, puberulous. Leaflets sessile, 3-5, elliptic or oblanceolate, apex narrowly attenuate produced into a sharp spine ca. 2 mm long, base narrowly attenuate or cuneate, coriaceous, 1.8-2.3 cm long, 0.6-0.9 cm broad, glabrous, not glandular-punctate or -striate; venation craspedodromous with a prominent marginal vein, midrib slightly prominent; secondaries 12-14 on either side of midrib, ascending, straight, parallel; intersecondaries and tertiaries moderately prominent, ± parallel. Inflorescence axillary, minutely pilosulous above, 3-5-flowered (fide Urban, 1899), bracts linear-subulate, 1.5-2 mm long. Young flowers 5-merous. Calyx short, dense pilose outside, lobes triangular. Fruit unknown.

Discussion:Relationships These are discussed under T. aquifolia.

Field Characters: Shrub about 2.5 m high, flowering in June.

Distribution:Dominican Republic South America| Santiago Dominican Republic South America|