Chilocarpus conspicuus

Description

Large woody climber, reported to 15 m high. Branchlets glabrous. Leaves: Inflorescence terminal and axillary in the axils of upper leaves, 3.5-7 cm long; Stamens inserted at 2.3-2.5 mm from corolla base which is 0.5-0.6 of tube length; Ovary 1-1.2 mm high; Fruit moniliform, total length uncertain due to poor fragmented material, articles 2.4-2.8 by 1.9-2.4 cm, 1.3-1.7 cm between articles. Seeds 14-16 by 13-14 mm.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, Borneopresent (Bruneipresent, Sabahpresent, Sarawakpresent)
Malesia: Borneo (Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei).

Taxonomy

This species is only known from a few collections from Mt Kinabalu, Brunei and two collections from Sarawak. There are number of species that are very difficult to tell apart in flower and if a specimen does not have the distinctive fruit of this species, as is the case for the known material from Sarawak, the determinations may be due to a mistaken identification for Chilocarpus denudatus, which is currently unknown in Borneo, or an as yet undescribed species.

Citation

Leeuwenb. - in Syst. Geogr. Pl. 2002: 131
Coode et al., Checklist Pl. Brunei. 1996: 26

Synonymy

Chilocarpus conspicuus (Steenis) Markgr. in Blumea 19: 162. 1971
  • Neokeithia conspicua Steenis in Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg III: 407. 1948
    • Isotype: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Kinabalu, Penibukan., Clemens & Clemens 31147 (A).
    • Type: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Kinabalu, Penibukan., Clemens & Clemens 31147 (BM).
    • Type: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Kinabalu, Penibukan., Clemens & Clemens 31147 (BO).
    • Lectotype: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Kinabalu, Penibukan., Clemens & Clemens 31147 (L).
    • Type: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Kinabalu, Penibukan., Clemens & Clemens 31147 (M).
    • Type: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Kinabalu, Penibukan., Clemens & Clemens 31147 (NY).
    • Type: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Kinabalu, Penibukan., Clemens & Clemens 31147 (UC).
    • Type: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Kinabalu, Penibukan., Clemens & Clemens 31147.
  • =Chilocarpus gracilis Markgr. in Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 1: 27. 1950
    • Isotype: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Kinabalu, Penibukan., Clemens & Clemens 31651 (A).
    • Type: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Kinabalu, Penibukan., Clemens & Clemens 31651 (BM).
    • Type: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Kinabalu, Penibukan., Clemens & Clemens 31651 (BO).
    • Type: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Kinabalu, Penibukan., Clemens & Clemens 31651 (G).
    • Type: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Kinabalu, Penibukan., Clemens & Clemens 31651 (K).
    • Type: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Kinabalu, Penibukan., Clemens & Clemens 31651 (L).
    • Holotype: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Kinabalu, Penibukan., Clemens & Clemens 31651 (M).
    • Type: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Kinabalu, Penibukan., Clemens & Clemens 31651 (NY).
    • Type: Borneo, Sabah, Mt Kinabalu, Penibukan., Clemens & Clemens 31651 (UC).