Monographs Details: Picramnia sphaerocarpa Planch.
Authority: Thomas, Wm. Wayt. 1988. A Conspectus of Mexican and Central American Picramnia (Simaroubaceae), 40: 89-105.
Family:Picramniaceae
Discussion:

Picramnia sphaerocarpa Planch., in Hook. London J. Bot. 5: 578. 1846. TYPE: COLOMBIA. .. . non procul ab urbe Santa Fe de Bogota," Purdie s.n. (HOLOTYPE: K; ISOTYPES: GH, K). P. corallodendron Tul., Ann. Sci. Nat. S6r. III, 7: 259. 1847. TYPE: COLOMBIA. "Crescit juxta Santa-Fe de Bogota ad locum Salto dictum . . . ," Goudot, Herb. no. I (HOLOTYPE: P). P. kunthii Tul., Ann. Sci. Nat. S6r. III, 7: 267. 1847. TYPE: COLOMBIA. "Lecta fuere in monte Tolima... ad Granda Fria," J. Goudot Herb. prope no. I (HOLOTYPE: P).

Picramnia sphaerocarpa is a variable species most common in northern South America but ranging westwards to Panama and sporadically to Honduras. It is characterized by its relatively slender, usually more or less symmetric leaflets, spherical fruits, and slender pedicels that do not expand distally