Guioa semiglauca

Guioa

Family:            Sapindaceae

Plant:              A small tree up to 6m tall with smooth grey bark.

Flowers:         White to yellow-green, small 3mm across with 5-petalled flowers in dense axillary panicles 3-10cm long.

Flowering:      October-November.

Fruits:             Reddish 2-3 winged capsule up to about 1cm long.

Leaves:          Paripinnate, 8-15cm long with 2-6 narrow obovate to elliptic leaflets, 3-10cm long, 1-4cm wide, alternately arranged along the rachis and ending in terminal spur. The leaflets are a dull olive-green above and blue-grey below.

Habitat:           Rainforest.

Features:       Lump at the base of the leaflets. Spur at the end of the leaf rachis. Winged fruit.

Name:

Guioa              After the Spanish botanical artist Jose Guio

semiglauca    From Latin = half-glaucous (referring to the undersides of its leaves)

Search Criteria

 

Type

Tree

Flowers

Form

Regular, Cluster

 

Colour(s)

White, Yellow,

 

 

Cream, Green

 

Petal/Sepal No.

5

 

Flowering Month

10, 11

Fruit

Type       

Capsule

 

Colour

Red

 

Other Features

-

Leaves

Arrangement

Compound

 

Type       

Simple

 

Shape

Oval

 

Length    

Medium

 

Margins  

Entire

 

Attachment

Stalked

 

Other Features

Discolorous

Bark

-

Habitat    

Rainforest