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Ungnadia speciosa [Sapindaceae]

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Scientific Name Ungnadia speciosa USDA PLANTS Symbol UNSP
Common Name Mexican Buck-eye ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 28710
Family Sapindaceae (Soapberry) Wildflower Center Ref. Click Here
Description Habitat: Rocky areas on ridges, hillsides, fencerows and in canyons.
Plant: Multi-trunked deciduous tree, 8 to 15 ft tall and trunk uo to 8 inches across; thin, light-gray bark.
Leaves: Dark green Pinnately-compound leaves with 5 to 7 lanceolate leaflets 2 to 3 inches long with serrate edges.
Inflorescence: Fragrant bright pink to purplish-pink flowers growing in crowded bundles arising from the axils of last season's leaves; each blossom about 1 inch across, with 4 or 5 petals and 6 to 10 long, drooping stamens with bright red anthers.
Bloom Period: March to June.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Native

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