Leea amabilis

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Leea amabilis

Description

Treelet up to 2 m high. Leaves 1-pinnate, leaflets 7-9. Inflorescences 4-8 cm long, somewhat contracted, few-flowered, pubescent; Flowers 5-merous, white. Ovary usually 6-celled, style 2 mm. Fruit 15-20 mm ø, deeply grooved between segments;

Distribution

Malesia: West Borneo (Sarawak: ?Kuching area; Kalimantan: E. Kutei). .

Notes

Originally described from a plant introduced into cultivation by VEITCH & Sons from a collection of CURTIS in Borneo. Independently collected by TEUSCHER and introduced into cultivation in Belgium via Comp. Contin. d’Hort. à Gand. No longer known to be cultivated in Europe.

Citation

LINDEN & RODRIGAS - in ILL. Hort. 1884: t. 518
C. BONSTEDT, Parey's Blumengart. 1931: 895
ex MASTERS - in Gard. Chron. 1882: f. 77
RIDSDALE - in Blumea. 1974: f. 2/2, 5/8-10
MERR., En. Born. 1921: 368
SUESSENG. - in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. 1953: 385
W. ROB. - in Garden. 1882: 352
ANON., Kew Bull. 1900: 234
HALL.f. - in Ann. Jard. Bot. Btzg. 1897: 241