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Sapindus Linn., Sp. P1. 367. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5.171.1754; Roxb., Fl. Ind.331.1832; Hiern in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1: 682.1875; T. Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. 2:266.1902; Talbot, For. Fl. Bomb. Pres. and Sind. 1:336.1909; Brandis, Ind. Trees, 190.1911; Bailey, Stand. Cyclop. Hort. 6:3072. 1917; Radlkofer, Pflanzenr. Sapindaceae, 630. 1932.

Sapindus mukorossi

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

Trees or shrubs. Leaves exstipulate, alternate, compound, paripinnate; leaflets usually entire. Flowers small, regular, in terminal or axillary panicles or racemes. Sepals 4-5, connate at the base, sometimes unequal, imbricate. Petals 4-5, free, lanceolate-ovate, clawed, with or without scales Disc annular, fleshy. Stamens 8-10, attached within the disc; filaments free, usually hairy. Ovary entire or lobed, 2-4 locular, 1 ovule in each locule. Fruit fleshy or coriaceous of 1-3 indehiscent cocci; seeds globose, black.

A tropical and subtropical genus with 13 species, distributed mainly in America, the Pacific Islands and Asia.

1 Leaflets 4-8 pairs. Petals 3 mm long. Disc glabrous. Anthers non-apiculate   Sapindus mukorossi
+ Leaflets 2-3 pairs. Petals 5-6 mm long. Disc hirsute. Anthers apiculate   (2)
2 (1) Leaves up to 30 cm long; leaflets elliptic-lanceolate, acute. Petals without scales   Sapindus trifoliatus
+ Leaves up to 17 cm long; leaflets elliptic- ovate, obtuse or emarginate. Petals with 2 woolly scales   Sapindus emarginatus

Lower Taxa

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