Leea smithii

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Leea smithii

Description

Small tree up to 3 m. Leaves 1- or 2-pinnate. Inflorescences c. 5 cm overall. Flowers unknown. Fruit c. 10 mm ø;

Distribution

Malesia: NE. Celebes (Minahassa). .

Notes

In absence of flowers the taxonomic status and position remains in doubt. The fluted stems and the structure of the epidermis and cuticle are very distinctive. However, there is a possibility that the taxon represents an extreme variation of L. indica (BURM. f.) MERR.

Citation

Fl. N.O. Celebes, 1922: 29
SUESSENG. - in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. 1953: 386
Fl. N.O. Celebes, 1922: pl. 59
RIDSDALE - in Blumea. 1974: f. 4/9
KOORD.-SCHUM. - in Syst. Verz. 1914: 79