Monographs Details: Parinari klugii Prance
Authority: Prance, Ghillean T. 1972. Chrysobalanaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 9: 1-410. (Published by NYBG Press)
Family:Chrysobalanaceae
Scientific Name:Parinari klugii Prance
Description:Latin Diagnosis - Arbor ramulis juvenilibus sparse pubescentibus. Folia alternata petiolata, petiolo 5.0-6.0 mm longo, glanduloso, tomentose; laminae oblongae, 6.5-11.5 cm longae, 2.3-4.5 cm latae, basi rotundatae vel subcuneatae, apice in acuminem 8.0-12.0 mm longum contractae, superne juveniliter sparse lanato-tomentosae maturitate glabres-centes indumento mox deciduo, subtus cum ca vis stomatalis, griseo-tomentosae; nervis secundariis 19-22 jugis, subtus prominentibus. Stipulae ad 3.0 mm longae, ovatae, caducae. Flores in paniculis terminalibus corymbosis ubique griseo-brunneo-tomentosis dispositi, rachi ramisque sparse hirsutis. Bracteae bracteolaeque ovatae, acu-tae, ealieem aequantes. Receptaculum subcampanulatum, extus griseo-tomentosum, intus pilis longis ubique dense tomentosum. Calycis-lobi acuti. Petala 5, alba. Stamina 7, unilateralia; staminodiis opposita. Ovarium villosum. Stylus e basi ovarii ortus base villosus. Fructus mihi ignoti.

Discussion:This specimen was included under the species P. parilis by Macbride (Fl. Peru 1074. 1938), but differs from P. parilis in many features, particularly in the shorter leaves with fewer primary veins (28-32 in P. parilis), the shorter petioles, in the corymbose inflorescence, and the pubescence of the inflorescence and young branches. Parinari klugii differs from P. excelsa and related species in the corymbose inflorescence, the hirsute hairs on the petioles, young branches and inflorescence, and the striate exterior of the receptacle tube.