From Plant Press, Vol. 20, No. 1, January 2017.
Serjania laruotteana is a common woody vine (liana) occurring in semi-dry forests and open or disturbed areas of southeastern Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. This illustration was primarily made from collections on loan from the New York Botanical Garden. One specimen collected by Acevedo-Rodriguez and Badini in 1986 from Minas Gerais, Brazil, provided a fruiting branch and seed views for the plate. The other specimen was a P. Dusen collection from 1909 that provided floral details. A collection of Acevedo-Rodriguez and G.L. Folli was used to illustrate anatomical features of the wood, an important character in differentiating this species from other species of Serjania. These anatomical features have been traditionally used in differentiating climbing genera and species within Sapindaceae.