Accara elegans (DC) Landrum
Family: Myrtaceae
Accara elegans image
T. N. C. Vasconcelos  
Systematic Botany, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Apr. - Jun., 1990), pp. 221-225
Accara elegans (DC.) Landrum:

Shrub 1-2 m high, glabrous or essentially so except for pubescent to puberulent petals, inner surfaces of calyx-lobes, and young vegetative buds; hairs whitish, simple, to ca. 0.5 mm long; young twigs 4-angled, reddish-brown to yellowish-brown, the older twigs grayish, the bark cracking in a reticulate pattern to reveal reddish-brown inner bark. Leaves more or less crowded towards the tips of twigs, elliptic, narrowly elliptic to suboblanceolate, 2.3-4 cm long, 0.5-2 cm wide, 1.8-4.6 times as long as wide; apex and base acute to acuminate; petiole 0-2 mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide; midvein impressed above, prominent below; lateral veins scarcely visible or 5-7 faint pairs leaving the midvein at an angle of ca. 45°, nearly straight, connecting to a shallowly arching marginal vein that nearly parallels the margin; blades stiffly coriaceous, drying reddish-brown to olive-green above, lighter below. Peduncles uniflorous, 1.5-3 cm long, ca. 1 mm wide; bracteoles narrowly triangular, 2-3.5 mm long; calyx closed in bud, tearing between 4-lobes at anthesis, the lobes glabrous without, pubescent within, sealed along their edges but evident in the bud, after anthesis concave-triangular, hood-like, 3-4 mm long, ca. 4 mm wide, the tears between the lobes entering the hypanthial tube; petals 4, white, obovate to suborbicular, ca. 8 mm long, ca. 5 mm wide, densely pubescent without, glabrous to densely pubescent within; hypanthium campanulate, 3-4 mm long, glabrous or with scattered hairs; disk ca. 3 mm across, puberulent; stamens ca. 200, 4-6 mm long; anthers ca. 0.5 mm long, with 1 terminal gland; style ca. 7 mm long; ovary 4-locular; ovules 25-28, 2-4-seriate on a bilamellate placenta. Fruit subglobose, ca. 1 cm in diam.; seeds ca. 40, ca. 3 mm long, the seed coat shiny, 1 cell thick in outer rim; embryo oily, C-shaped, 2-3 mm long, the cotyledons about the length.

 

Accara elegans image
T. N. C. Vasconcelos  
Accara elegans image
T. N. C. Vasconcelos  
Accara elegans image
T. N. C. Vasconcelos  
Accara elegans image
L. R. Landrum  
Accara elegans image
L. R. Landrum  
Accara elegans image
Accara elegans image
Accara elegans image
L. R. Landrum  
Accara elegans image
L. R. Landrum  
Accara elegans image
Accara elegans image
Accara elegans image
L. R. Landrum  
Accara elegans image
Accara elegans image
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