Monographs Details: Talisia veraluciana Guarim
Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2003. Meliococceae (Sapindaceae): . Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 87: 1-178. (Published by NYBG Press)
Description:Species Description - Tree to 27 m tall; trunk buttressed at base. Stems angled to terete, smooth, striate, lenticellate, glabrous. Leaves imparipinnate or paripinnate; distal process truncate, 2-3 mm long; leaflets 6-12, alternate or opposite, oblong, ovate, elliptic or less often oblanceolate, 5.5-14.5 × 2-5 cm, coriaceous, adaxially glabrous, lustrous or opaque, with sunken midvein, abaxially densely appressed, ferruginous-sericeous, dull, with prominent midvein and secondary veins, tertiary veins reticulate, inconspicuous, the venation brochidodromus, with secondaries forming a 60°-70° angle with midvein, tertiary veins reticulate, the margins entire, revolute, the apex abruptly acuminate, mucronate, the base obtuse, or rounded, sometimes unequal; petiolules cylindrical, lenticellate, 3-7 mm long, minutely ferruginous-sericeous; rachis 3-11 cm long, sharply angled, minutely sericeous, striate, sometimes lenticellate, and adaxially bisulcate on distal portion; petioles 3-9 cm long, flattened along adaxial surface, striate, sparsely tomentulose, slightly enlarged at the very base, sometimes lenticellate. Thyrses panicle-shaped, axillary or terminal, to 30 cm long,; cataphylls acicular, ca. 4 mm long, minutely sericeous, clustered, axillary, early deciduous; axes angled, striate, minutely ferruginous-sericeous; bracts subulate, tomentulose, 1-1.5 mm long, early deciduous; dichasia simple or compound; peduncle 0.5-3 mm long, tomentulose; pedicels ca. 1.5 mm long, articulate at the middle or at base. Calyx 3-3.5 mm long, tomentose, the sepals free to the base, oblong or elliptic, obtuse at apex; petals elliptic, 5.5-5.7 mm long, erect, adaxially glabrous, abaxially glabrous, except for the appressed-pubescent lower third, the apex obtuse, the base cuneate to attenuate; appendages as long as the petals, adnate to the petal half of their length, deltate, erect, adaxially sericeous, abaxially puberulent papillate; disc 5-lobed, tomentulose, ca. 0.6 mm tall; stamens 8(10), the filaments of unequal length, 3-4.5 mm long, pilose, the anthers ca. 1 mm long, ellipsoid, glabrous, apiculate at apex; ovary ovoid, ferruginous, shortly tomentose, the stigma trigonous-capitate, papillate. Fruits ellipsoid, densely ferruginous-sericeous, 1.8-3 cm long, apiculate at apex, the pericarp woody, ca. 2 mm thick, the endocarp woolly-puberulent. Seed solitary, with fleshy testa. Embryo with cotyledons lying dorsiventrally over each other, the upper one slightly larger than the lower one.
The specific epithet honors Vera Lucia, the wife of the author.
Phenology. Flowers from September to January, and fruits from November to June.
Distribution:Colombia South America
| Antioquia Colombia South America
| Valle Colombia South America
| Brazil South America
| Amapá Brazil South America
| Amazonas Brazil South America
| Mato Grosso Brazil South America
| Pará Brazil South America
Common Names:Cascudo, pau de espeto Vermelho, pitombarana