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Linostoma decandrum (Linostoma decandrum)


Nectandra is a genus of plant in the family Lauraceae found in South America, and having fruit with various medical effects. Sweetwood is a common name for some plants in this genus.They are-trees-and-bushes,-hermaphrodites. The leaves are alternate, entire, glabrous or pubescent, pinnatinervias, with longitudinal grooves. Simple, alternate, petiole 0.9 to 2.2-cm in length canalicular limbo 11 to 28-cm long and 5 to 11-cm wide, with 16-28 secondary veins; base acute decurrent and revolute, entire, apex elliptically shaped, green dark, and very oblique secondary veins visible on the underside. terminal buds whitish. The-inflorescences-are pseudo-axillary, paniculate, the last divisions cimosas, mostly somewhat pubescent, the-flowers-are small, rarely more than 1-cm in diameter, white or greenish tepals equal. The-fruit-is a-bay-set on a shallow dome. Drupa domed red-pink fleshy fruit ovoid, green when are immature and black when ripe.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malvales

            • Family: Thymelaeaceae

              • Genus: Linostoma