Monographs Details: Talisia hexaphylla subsp. elegans Acev.-Rodr.
Acevedo-Rodríguez, Pedro. 2003. Meliococceae (Sapindaceae): . Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 87: 1-178. (Published by NYBG Press)
Description:Latin Diagnosis - A T. hexaphylla subsp. hexaphylla foliolis oblongis vel lanceolatis, apicibus longe acuminatis vel caudatis differt.
Subspecies Description - Leaflets oblong, lanceolate or seldom nearly elliptic, the adaxial surface drying grayish, the abaxial surface drying brownish, tertiary venation reticulate, the apex long-acuminate to caudate, the base asymmetrical, one side obtuse, the other rounded. Calyx ca. 5 mm long, ferruginous-tomentose, the sepals 1.5-2 mm long. Fruit ellipsoid, minutely sericeous, glabrescent.
Discussion:The new subspecies differs from the typical subspecies by the characters shown in the key to subspecies; the subspecific epithet refers to the elegant foliage. Known only from Colombia and Panama in primary or disturbed, seasonally flooded forest. Phenology. Collected in flower from December to February, and in fruit in May, July and October.
Distribution:Panama Central America
| Colombia South America
| Antioquia Colombia South America