Monographs Details: Lunania dodecandra Wright
Authority: Sleumer, Hermann O. 1980. Flacourtiaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 22: 1-499. (Published by NYBG Press)
Family:Flacourtiaceae
Description:Species Description - Tree 10.0-15.0 m high. Branchlets short-pubescent at tips. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, apex rather abruptly subacutely subfalcate-acuminate for 1.5-2.0 cm, the acumen 2.0-3.0 mm broad at base, base inequilateral, broadly attenuate to almost rounded, thin-chartaceous, glabrous, not pellucid-punctate, undulate to entire, 8.0-16.0(-20.0) cm long, 4.0-6.0 cm broad, with a distinct basal pair of nerves ascending to the top of the lamina, much raised beneath, and an outer pair, hardly raised beneath, veins conspicuous, transverse, partly looping with the outer pair of lateral nerves, somewhat raised beneath as is the lax reticulation of the veinlets; petiole slender, 1.0-1.5(-2.0) cm long. Racemes spiciform, several from the same (often defoliate) axil, simple or often branched, 20.0-35.0 cm long incl peduncle (3.0-5.0 cm), lax-flowered; rhachis ca 1.2 mm diam. Flowers subsessile. Stamens 12. Ovary ovoid-conical, densely short-hairy; style very short; stigmas 3, foliaceous, crenate, divergent. Disk short, truncate. Capsule subglobose, 3.0-4.0 mm diam, reddish-blackish, glabrescent; seeds few, scrobiculate.

Distribution and Ecology - Cuba (Oriente); in forest, at 200-400 m alt.

Distribution:Cuba South America|