Lonchocarpus cultratus (Vellozo 1825: 301) Azevedo

Rauber, Cristiane Ritter, Lima, Laura Cristina Pires, Caxambu, Marcelo Galeazzi & Temponi, Lívia Godinho, 2021, Synopsis of Leguminosae from Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil, Phytotaxa 501 (2), pp. 245-280: 261-263

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/phytotaxa.501.2.2

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Lonchocarpus cultratus (Vellozo 1825: 301) Azevedo


34. Lonchocarpus cultratus (Vellozo 1825: 301) Azevedo   & Lima (1995: 128). ( Fig. 4L View FIGURE 4 – Fig.6A View FIGURE 6 )

Distribution: This species is restricted to South America: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru ( Silva & Tozzi 2012); in Brazil it occurs in the states of all regions but in the Central-west region it occurs only in the Distrito Federal ( Flora do Brasil 2020). In ParNa Iguaçu it occurs in the Capanema area.

Reproductive period: It flowers and fruits principally from November to April, but with a greater degree of fruiting between April and May ( Silva & Tozzi 2012). In ParNa Iguaçu it was found in flower in April.

Diagnostic characteristics: Trees with pinnate leaves recognized by young branches, petioles, rachises and petiolules sparsely hyaline-to rufescent-pubescent, predominantly elliptical leaflets, pseudoracemose inflorescences, each node with 2 flowers held in a Y-shape by the flower pedicels ( Silva & Tozzi 2012).

Conservation: Native–NE.

Selected examined material: BRAZIL. Paraná: Capanema , 3 April 2019, (fl., fr.), C.R. Rauber et al. 365 ( UNOP)   .