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Parmentiera aculeata (HBK) Seeman; pepino kat

Small tree; leaves opposite, trifoliolate or palmately compound; petioles winged; leaflets obovate, base acute to cuneate, margins entire to somewhat wavy, abpe obtuse-rounded; flowers large, green, tubular, the anthers about as long as the lower corolla lobe.

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Listed as an important source of pollen and/or nectar for bees (Souza Novello 1981, Suarez Molina 1981).