Monographs Details: Trigonia echiteifolia Rusby
Authority: Lleras, Eduardo. 1978. Trigoniaceae. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 19: 1-73. (Published by NYBG Press)
Family:Trigoniaceae
Description:Species Description - Shrub, the branches lenticellate, strigose pubescent, turning glabrous with age. Stipules subulate, 6.0-8.0 mm long, ca 2.0 mm wide, strigose-lanate, caducous; petioles 6.0-10.0 mm long, 0.8-1.0 mm thick, strigose to glabrous; lamina inequilaterally ovate to obovate or oblong, 5.0-12.0 cm long, 2.0-6.0 cm wide, subcoriaceous, the margins entire to slightly revolute, the apex acuminate, the base obtuse to slightly cordate; venation eucamptodromous, strigose pubescent, the midrib plane above, prominulous beneath, the secondary nerves 10-12 pairs; intercostal areas arachnoid-pubescent or glabrous above, lanate beneath. Inflorescences terminal and subterminal axillary panicles, to 10.0 cm long. Flowers in groups of 14 (usually 3); peduncles and pedicels of equal length, 0.5-1.0 mm long, 0.4-0.5 mm thick, strigose; the bracts subulate to linear, 2.5-3.5 mm long, ca 0.2 mm wide, strigose, the bracteoles linear, 1.5-2.0 mm long, strigose; sepals ovate to deltoid, 4.0-5.0(-6.0) mm long, 1.5-2.5 mm wide, strigose externally, the interior lanate; standard 4.5-5.0 mm long, 4.0-5.0 mm wide, the pouch extending to 2/5 of the length, the upper portion erect or revolute, the apex rounded, barbate-pubescent at the inside of the throat, the wings spathulate, 4.04.5 mm long, 1.5-2.0 mm wide, barbate at the base, the keel petals 3.84.0 mm long, 3.04.0 mm wide, the pouch extending along 2/3 of the length; stamens 8-10, fertile ones 5-7, staminodes 2-3, the filaments 1.8-2.0 mm long, connate to the middle, the anthers obovate, 0.5-0.8 mm long, 0.3-0.4 mm wide; glands 2, 3-lobed, the lobes deltoid, ca 0.2 mm per side, strigose; style 1.8-2.0 mm long, barbate, the stigma trilobate, ca 0.2 mm in diameter; ovary subglobose, the locules not always totally fused at the center, barbate-villous, the ovules numerous. Fruit not seen.

Discussion:The relationships of this species are impossible to determine at present, due to the lack of fruiting material.
Distribution:Bolivia South America| La Paz Bolivia South America| Brazil South America| Rondônia Brazil South America|