Dendropanax maingayi

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Dendropanax maingayi

Description

Slender shrub to c. 1.5 m, with few branches. Leaves dispersed along the shoots; Flowers sexually dimorphic, males predominate in lateral umbellules. Petals triangular, c. 2.5 mm long. Stamens 5. Ovary 5-6-celled, reduced in male flowers, disk fleshy, conical; Fruit globose or ellipsoid, succulent, 5-6-ribbed when dry, c. 10 by 8 mm, crowned by the persistent spreading styles.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present), Kedah present
Malesia: Malay Peninsula (from Kedah southwards).

Notes

Very like the next species in the general appearance of leaf and inflorescence. However, all specimens from the Malay Peninsula lack pellucid glands in the lamina of the leaf, whereas these are present in all specimens from Borneo.

Citation

Ridl. - in Fl. Mal. Pen. 1922: 884
Stone - in Gard. Bull. Sing. 1977: f. 6 B.