Schuurmansia elegans

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Schuurmansia elegans

Description

Treelet or tree, up to 15(-30?) m, sometimes with low stiltroots. Leaves obovate-oblong to -lanceolate, 10-30 by 2½-10 cm, rounded or somewhat acuminate at apex, ± tape-ring at base, margins ± involute, chartaceous, nerves 1-1½ mm apart; Stipules linguiform, 1½-4 by 1½-2½ mm, sometimes shortly ciliate. Inflorescences 10-25 cm; Flowers bisexual, erect. Sepals elliptic to obovate, 3-6 by 1½-4 mm. Petals obovate, 4-8 by 2-5 mm. Ovary subovoid, 1½-3 by 1¼-2 mm, papillate, sometimes with a few glandular-capitate hairs; Fruit fusiform, up to 2½ by ½ cm, acuminate. Seeds c. ¾ by ¼ mm, with c. 3 mm long, slender wings.

Distribution

Agusan: present Asia-Tropical:, Borneopresent; Maluku (Malukupresent); New Guineapresent; Philippines (Philippinespresent); Sulawesi (Sulawesipresent) Mindanao: present
Malesia: Borneo, Philippines (Mindanao, only 1 collection of uncertain identity reported from Agusan), Celebes, Moluccas, and New Guinea.

Citation

MERR. - in Philip. J. Sc. 1916: Bot. 19
BLUME - in Blumea. 1968: 75
MIQ. - in Fl. Ind. Bat. 1859: 118
BLUME, Pfl. Samml. Clemens Kinab. 1953: 63
HEINE - in Fedde, Rep. 54. 1951: 240
BLUME - in Illustr. 1871: t. 29
HALL.f. - in Rec. Trav. Bot. Neerl. 1913: 346
BLUME - in En. Philip. 1923: 68
KANIS - in Nova Guinea, Bot. 1961: f. la
CAPIT. - in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 1910: 397