Koompassia

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Koompassia

Description

Trees, deciduous. Leaves distichous or spiral, imparipinnate. Stipules free, very small and caducous. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, paniculate; bracts and bracteoles minute, inconspicuous, usually caducous; pedicels very short or absent. Petals 5, more or less equal in shape and size. Stamens 5, free, more or less equal in length; filaments very short, glabrous; anthers basifix, opening with apical and basical pores, both pores connected by a thin (nearly) dehiscent rim and sometimes appearing to be longitudinally dehiscent. Ovary sessile or subsessile, 1-ovuled; style and stigma rather short and small. Seeds strongly laterally compressed, exalbuminous.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, Borneopresent; New Guineapresent; Philippines (Philippinespresent); Sumatera (Sumaterapresent) Malay Peninsula,: present
A small genus of 3 species in Malesia: Sumatra, Malay Peninsula,, Borneo, Philippines, New Guinea.

Uses

The timber is suitable for structural usage, when treated with wood preservatives also outdoors. See

Citation

Watson & Dallwitz, Gen. Leg.-Caesalp. 1983: 37.
Irwin & Barneby - in Polhill & Raven, Adv. Leg. Syst. 1. 1981: 101
de Wit - in Bull. Bot. Gard. Buitenzorg. 1947: 309