Ungnadia speciosa

Common Names: Mexican Buckeye, Texas Buckeye

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Ungnadia speciosa leaves3.jpg (72910 bytes)
flower with maturing ovary mature leaves (near the tip of a stem)--notice how the leaflets appear to fold upward

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Ungnadia speciosa youngfruitcloseup.jpg (20783 bytes)
fruit and more mature leaves (notice the shiny black seed peeking out) young fruit--how many carpels do you think were present in the flower that produced this capsule?
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old fruit habit in early Spring showing flowers (center of picture)
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Ungnadia usually has multiple trunks--this is the base of one individual showing several trunks flowers in Spring--notice the arrangement of the four petals
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flower closeup young leaf--is this a compound or simple leaf?
another picture of the habit in a young individual beside the BIO building flowers emerge in Spring in inflorescences called lateral fascicles just before or as leaves are emerging