Elattostachys zippeliana

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Elattostachys zippeliana

Description

Small trees, 6-20 m high, dbh 15-25 cm; Leaves (l-)2-4(-5)-jugate; Inflorescences 1-2.5 cm long, in fruit 2.5-11.5 cm long; Sepals about elliptic, 1.4-2.1 by 0.5-1 mm. Petals pale yellow tinged with pink, 1.2-1.7 by 0.6-1.2 mm, shortly appressed-hairy on both surfaces except apex, ciliate, claw 0.6-0.9 mm long, auricles ciliate. Fruits green when young, later on pale yellow, orange red or red, brown or black when old, subglobular, rounded-deltoid in cross section, 13-25 by 11-20 mm, wall 1.4-3.4 mm thick, outside glabrous. Seeds ellipsoid to obovoid, 7-15 by 4-7 mm, sarcotesta shieldlike, rounded, covering 1/5-⅓ of the seed.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present (Irian Jaya present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present), S Kalimantan present
Malesia: Borneo (S Kalimantan: Sampit region), Celebes, Moluccas, New Guinea (Irian Jaya).

Uses

Wood for house-building (Halmahera).

Citation

Radlk. - in Bot. Jahrb. 1920: 300
Radlk. - in Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. CI. Konigl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. Munchen. 1879: 601
Radlk. - in Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. 1933: 1264
Miq. - in Fl. Ind. Bat. 1859: 565
Radlk. - in Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. CI. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München. 1879: 601
Radlk. - in Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. 1933: 1262
Kanehira & Hatusima - in Bot. Mag. Tokyo. 1943: 76