Petersianthus quadrialatus

Description

Trees, more than 35 m tall with diam. up to 186 cm; Leaves sessile; Inflorescences up to 15 cm long. Flowers white, c. 2.5 cm long, c. 1.5 cm wide when open, pedicels 0-3 mm long, articulate at the base. Petals orbicular-ovate, c. 1 by 1 cm, papyraceous, apex round. Stamens: Fruits ellipsoid or suborbicular (including wings), 2-3 cm long, nearly as wide, base rounded, apex retuse; Seeds oblong, 6-7 mm long.

Distribution

Agusan: present Asia-Tropical:, Philippines (Philippinespresent) Luzon: present Masbate: present Mindanao: present Samar: present Surigao: present
Malesia: Philippines (central and southern parts of the country: Masbate, Samar, Agusan, Luzon, Surigao and Mindanao).

Uses

The timber is used for bridges, piling and other constructions. Leaves are used also to treat rash.

Citation

Kuswata - in Kalikasan. 1982: f. 1
Merr. - in Enum. Philipp. Fl. Pl. 1923: 141

Synonymy

Petersianthus quadrialatus (Merr.) Merr. in Philipp. J. Sci., Bot. 11: 200. 1916
  • Terminalia quadrialata Merr. in Philipp. J. Sci., Bot. 4: 301. 1909
  • Combretodendron quadrialatum (Merr.) Merr. in Philipp. J. Sci. 15: 32. 1936
    • Isotype: Rosenbluth BS 12558 (K).
    • Holotype: Rosenbluth BS 12558.