Euthemis minor

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Euthemis minor

Description

Shrublet up to 3(-5?) m. Branchlets slender, blackish. Leaves oblong to oblanceolate, 4-15 by 1½-4 cm, obtuse at apex, mucronate, tapering at base, margin faintly denticulate, nerves c. 1 mm apart; Stipules c. 3 by 1 mm, acuminate, serrulate. Flowers functionally polygamous, complete, often 2 or more conferted. Sepals obovate, unequal, 4-4½ by 2½-3½ mm. ciliate near the apex, acuminate. Petals lanceolate, 6-8 by 2½-3 mm, distinctly reflexed in ♂ flowers. Ovary in ♀ or ☿ flowers obovoid, 5-ribbed, c. 2½ by 1⅓ mm; Fruit globular, up to 6 mm ø, acuminate, 5-ribbed, red. Seeds semi-annular, c. 4 by 2½ mm.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, Borneopresent Banka: present Billiton: present Central E. Sumatra: present Lingga Is: present Riouw: present S. Malay Peninsula: present
Malesia: Central E. Sumatra, Riouw&Lingga Is., Banka, Billiton, S. Malay Peninsula (?), Borneo.

Notes

Many specimens are doubtlessly functionally male. I am not certain whether fruiting specimens generally have bisexual or functionally female flowers, but these possibilities are probably both realised.
This species was never recorded from the mainland of the Malay Peninsula. Three older collections are known to me from Singapore I., where it is probably now extinct.

Citation

KANIS - in Blumea. 1968: 65
JACK, Sumatra. 1860: 209, 534
MERR. - in J. Str. Br. R. As. Soc. 1921: 389
BARTELL. - in Malpighia. 1901: 169
RIDL. - in J. Str. Br. R. As. Soc. 1910: 34
SCHEFF. - in Nat. Tijd. N. I. 1873: 412
WALL. - in Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2. 1824: 304
MIQ. - in Fl. Ind. Bat. 1859: 675
AIRY SHAW, Kew Bull. 1940: 250
JACK - in Hook., Bot. Misc. 2. 1830: 69
BARTELL. - in Malpighia. 1901: 169
BENN. - in Hook.f., Fl. Br. Ind. 1. 1875: 526
AIRY SHAW, Kew Bull. 1940: 250
MERR. - in J. Arn. Arb. 1952: 224
HALL.f. - in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 1917: 33
AIRY SHAW, Kew Bull. 1940: 250
BARTELL. - in Malpighia. 1901: 168
HALL.f. - in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 1917: 33
MERR. - in J. Str. Br. R. As. Soc. 1921: 388
KING - in J. As. Soc. Beng. 1893: 235
RIDL. - in Fl. Mal. Pen. 1922: 368
HALL.f. - in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 1917: 33
AIRY SHAW, Kew Bull. 1940: 250
HALL.f. - in Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 1917: 32