Bertiera zaluziania (Bois Maigre Bāterd, Bois Bleu,  Bois de Raisin).


It is a bush 1.5-4m high, or a small tree of 3-8 m, and is smooth. The bark of branches is yellowish brown, with white lenticels. The leaves start to develop at flowering, are often greenish red. They have a petiole 3-5 mm long. There is an oval lamina, sometimes narrowly oval, 3-10 1.5-4 cm, attenuated or almost rounded at the base, pointed or obtuse and apiculate at the tip. The edge has more or less developed teeth, sometimes are entire or nearly entire. The stipules measure 3-5 mm, and are narrowly triangular.

 Inflorescences are corymbform, formed by bundles of 8-14 flowers. The pedicels are 1.5-2.5 cm long, articuated at the inferior 1/4. The sepals are 4-6 mm long at the time of flowering, obtuse, finally purple red. Petals are narrowly oval, 8-10 2.5-3 mm and white.

 There are 20-30 Stamen, with filaments 2.5-4 mm long. The anther is linear, 1.5-2 mm long, and yellow, with longitudinal dehiscence. There are 5-8 carpels. The style is short, divided at the tip into 5 branches, each being about 1.5 mm long.

 Fruit with extending sepals, is reflexed, 1.5 cm long. The shells (generally 1-2) are about 1cm long, ovoid, cylindrical or nearly spherical, almost straight.