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Botanical description

— Species, F. maculosa, F.v.M., ex Benth. in B.Fl. i, 388.

A small tree, the trunk remarkably spotted by the falling off of the outer bark in patches.

Leaves. — Opposite or nearly so, glabrous, coriaceous, the glandular dots often only visible on the young ones, in some specimens all simple, linear oblong or lanceolate, obtuse or emarginate and mucronate, 1 to 2 inches long, or rather more; in other specimens a few of the leaves break out into two or three narrow continuous lobes; in others, again, all are pinnate, with three or five leaflets, like the simple leaves, but smaller, and a winged common petiole.

Panicles. — Terminal, rather dense, usually shorter than the leaves.

Sepals. — Scarcely 1 line long.

Petals. — About 2 lines long glabrous.

Capsule. — Oblong and muricate, like those of the other species, but much smaller, often not more than 1 inch long when fully ripe.

Seeds. — Winged at both ends and along, the back. — (B.Fl. i, 388)

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