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Fraxinus dubia is a plant species native to Mexico and Central America. It has been reported from Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Chiapas and Veracruz.[2][3]

Fraxinus dubia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Genus: Fraxinus
Section: Fraxinus sect. Pauciflorae
Species:
F. dubia
Binomial name
Fraxinus dubia
(Willd. ex Schult. & Schult. f.) P.S. Green & M. Nee
Synonyms[1]
  • Fagara dubia Willd. ex Schult. & Schult. f.
  • Fraxinus petenensis Lundell
  • Fraxinus schiedeana Schltdl. & Cham.

Fraxinus dubia is a tree up to 11 m (37 feet) tall. Leaves are thick, evergreen, glabrous, up to 15 cm (8 inches) long, (1-)5-9-foliate. Flowers are borne in panicles up to 4 cm (1.6 inches) long. Fruits are about 2.5 cm (1.0 inches) long with oblanceolate wings, the part of the fruit containing the seed about 8 mm (0.3 inches) long.[4][5][6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tropicos
  2. ^ Green, P. S. 1991. Notes on Oleaceae for `Flora Mesoamericana'. Kew Bulletin 46(2): 273–276.
  3. ^ Davidse, G., M. Sousa Sánchez, S. Knapp & F. Chiang Cabrera. 2009. Cucurbitaceae a Polemoniaceae. 4(1): i–xvi, 1–855. In G. Davidse, M. Sousa Sánchez, S. Knapp & F. Chiang Cabrera (eds.) Flora Mesoamericana. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México.
  4. ^ Lundell, Cyrus Longworth 1968. Studies of tropical American plants. Wrightia 4(2): 79-96.
  5. ^ Green, Peter Shaw, Nee, Michael Harley. 1991. Kew Bulletin 46(2): 274.
  6. ^ Schultes, Josef (Joseph) August
  7. ^ Wallander. 2008. Systematics of Fraxinus (Oleaceae) and evolution of dioecy. Plant Systematics and Evolution 273(1–2): 25–49.