Leea quadrifida

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Leea quadrifida

Description

Small treelet up to 5 m, stem up to 4 cm ø. Leaves 1-pinnate, 5-9 crowded at the apex of the stem; Inflorescences 2-12 (-20) cm long, condensed, glabrous to densely fulvously pubescent; Flowers 4-merous, white. Ovary 4-celled; Fruit 15 mm ø, orange-brown;

Distribution

Malesia: Philippines: Luzon (Benguet, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Isabela, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Pampanga), Biliran, Bohol, Mindanao (Agusan, Davao, Surigao). .

Notes

In general the material previously included in taxa other than L. quadrifida has a tendency to have larger, more glabrous leaves and a seed with a simpler rumination outline. Material corresponding to that described as L. quadrifida tends to occur more commonly on ridges, particularly those bearing mossy forest.

Citation

RIDSDALE - in Blumea. 1974: f. 2/6
MERR. - in En. Philip. 1923: 14
MERR. - in En. Philip. 1923: 10
SUESSENG. - in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. 1953: 386
MERR. - in En. Philip. 1923: 14
SUESSENG. - in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. 1953: 386
SUESSENG. - in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. 1953: 388