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. Köhler. 1993. Rhamnaceae Juss. World Pollen and Spore Flora 17/18: 1–53.

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