Reynosia

Darling plum Reynosia septentrionalis, from the Leon Levy National Plant Preserve.


Belongs within: Rhamnaceae.

Reynosia is a genus of shrubs and small trees found in the West Indies and adjoining regions of North and Central America.

Characters (from Flora of North America): Shrubs or small trees, unarmed; bud scales present. Leaves persistent, opposite; blade not gland-dotted; pinnately veined, secondary veins straight nearly to margins, higher order veins forming adaxially raised reticulum enclosing isodiametric areoles. Inflorescences axillary, fascicles or flowers solitary; pedicels not fleshy in fruit. Pedicels present. Flowers bisexual; hypanthium cupulate, 2–4 mm wide; sepals [4–]5, spreading, yellow-green, triangular-ovate, small-keeled adaxially, not crested; petals 0[4–5]; nectary fleshy, filling hypanthium, margin entire; stamens 5; ovary superior, 2-locular; style 1. Fruits drupes, 10–20 mm; stone 1, indehiscent.

<==Reynosia
    |--R. affinis SK93
    |--R. barbatula SK93
    |--R. cuneifolia SK93
    |--R. domingensis SK93
    |--R. guama SK93
    |--R. jamaicensis SK93
    |--R. krugii SK93
    |--R. retusa SK93
    |--R. revoluta SK93
    |--R. septentrionalis SK93
    |--R. uncinata SK93
    `--R. wrightii SK93

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[SK93] Schirarend, C., & E. K√∂hler. 1993. Rhamnaceae Juss. World Pollen and Spore Flora 17/18: 1–53.

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