Monographs Details: Esenbeckia grandiflora subsp. brevipetiolata Kaastra
Authority: Kaastra, Roelof C. 1982. A monograph of the Pilocarpinae (Rutaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 33: 1-198. (Published by NYBG Press)
Description:Subspecies Description - Shrub 1-3 m tall. Petioles 2-5(-8) mm long; leaflet blade 4-9.5 × 2.2-5 cm or smaller, the veins prominent on both sides. Inflorescences 3-5 × 2 cm; bracts ca. 0.8 × 0.1 mm. Flowers 7.5-8 mm in diam., green, glabrous; calyx lobes 0.5-0.6 × 1-1.4 mm; petals 3.5 × 2 mm, coriaceous; anthers not cucullate, in outline 0.7 × 0.6 mm, not much swollen; disc with grooves to 1/6 of its thickness; carpels ca. 0.7 mm high, with tubercles 0.2-0.3 mm. Fruits provided with angulate-pyramidal, ca. 2.5 mm long spines, less echinate than in subsp, grandiflora.

Discussion:This subspecies resembles the restinga collections of var. grandiflora. Differences can be found in the shorter petioles and in the smaller flowers with glabrous perianth. The similar consistence of the leaves may be due to similar ecological conditions.
Distribution:Brazil South America| Bahia Brazil South America| Pernambuco Brazil South America|