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[Cardiospermum corindum var. villosum (P. Mill.) Radlk., more]
Plant: Suffruticose vine; often climbing over other vegetation; stems villous, 6 ribbed Leaves: highly variable, once to twice pinnately compound, 3-11 cm long, 4-11(-15) cm wide, subglabrous-villous, crenate to serrate, the apices acute, acuminate to mucronate (rarely obtuse), the bases truncate; leaflets 3-9; rachis usually narrowly winged; petiole 1-3 cm INFLORESCENCE: racemose-paniculate, 1-3(-5) cm long, generally with 3-5 main branches, bracteate, the axis 2-10 cm long or more Flowers: 6-10 mm wide, 4-6 mm long; sepals 4, glabrous to pubescent, the outer two 1-2.5 mm long, the others 3-5 mm long; petals 4, white, 4-6 mm long;scales 2.5-3 mm long, generally villous on the inner surface; filaments 3-4 mm long, with long pubescence, basally connate, slightly flattened; anthers 0.4-0.8 mm long; ovary villous; style 0.7-1 mm long Fruit: 2.5-4.5 cm long, somewhat wider in diameter, strongly veined, glabrous-pubescent, reddish-brown, the base attenuate . SEEDS 4-5 mm in diameter; hilum 3 mm long, tan, heart-shaped Misc: flowering year round with suitable conditions REFERENCES: Salywon, Andrew. 1999. Sapindaceae. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. 32(1).