Lepidopetalum perrottetii

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Lepidopetalum perrottetii

Description

Shrub to tree, 2-17 m high, dbh 6-25 cm. Leaves 2-4-jugate; Inflorescences axillary with a tendency towards ramiflory, branching mainly in axil or along rachis, latter up to 7 cm long. Flowers c. 4 mm in diam. Sepals 5 (or 6); Petals 5; Stamens 8; Fruits 1.3-2.5 by 0.8-1.6 cm, inside densely hirsute with hairs c. 0.5 mm long; Seeds 6-12 by 5-9.5 mm, base oblique;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical, N present, mainly E present
Malesia: Philippines (mainly E and N).

Notes

Clinal variation exists from Mindanao to Luzon, the leaflets and fruits decrease in size.

Citation

Miq. - in Fl. Ind. Bat. 1859: 569
Radlk. - in Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. 1933: 1317
Blume - in Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München. 1879: 535,622
Miq. - in Fl. Ind. Bat. 1859: 557
Radlk., Sapind. Holl.-Ind. 1879: 15,46,92
Merr. - in Philipp. J. Sc., Bot. 1908: 79
Welzen et al. - in Blumea. 1992: f. 2c, 3a, 7