Leea curtisii

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Leea curtisii

Description

Erect shrub, 1-4 m. Leaves 2-pinnate, leaflets numerous. Inflorescences 18-25 mm long, finely sparsely pubescent, lax, multi-branched; Flowers 5-merous, yellowish white. Ovary 6-celled, style 2 mm. Fruit unknown.

Distribution

N. Vietnam (Nhatrang); Malesia: Malaya (Pahang, Perak). Only 4 collections. .

Notes

CURTIS noted: ‘Leaves of very young plants partly masked with silvery grey variegation down either side of the midrib’. Introduced and cultivated in Penang Botanic Gardens, but has not been traced in the last 33 years and Mr K. C. CHANG considers it unlikely that it survives.

Citation

RIDL. - in Fl. Mal. Pen. 1922: 485
BURK., Dict. 1935: 1326
SUESSENG. - in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. 1953: 387
RIDSDALE - in Blumea. 1974: f. 2/1
SUESSENG. - in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. 1953: 385