Prunus wallaceana

Description

Trees up to 30 m, rarely buttressed, bark smooth, grey to darkbrown, with lenticels. Leaves elliptic to oblong, sometimes ovatish, 10-18 by 4-8 cm, base usually rounded, rarely more acute, apex gradually tapering to shortly acuminate, herbaceous, with 8-14 pairs of nerves, venation widely transverse, not conspicuous, usually glabrous, rarely with some pubescence, basal glands (0-)2, flat. Stipules oblong, 3-9 by 0.8-2.3 mm, free, sometimes slightly keeled inside, sometimes with marginal glands. Sepals triangular, 1-1.5 mm long, hairy outside. Petals obovate, 1.5-3 mm long, hairy outside, white. Stamens 35-55, filaments up to 4.5 mm, glabrous or hairy at base, anthers 0.3-0.7 mm long. Ovary glabrous, style up to 6 mm long. Fruits transversely ellipsoid, 10-13 by 13-18 mm, exocarp glabrous, red when ripe (or ultimately becoming black?), endocarp glabrous inside. Seed with glabrous testa.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, Lesser Sunda Is.present; Maluku (Malukupresent); Sulawesi (Sulawesipresent) Ceram: present Flores: present S peninsula: present Sumba: present Sumbawa: present Talaud I: present Temate: present
Celebes (S peninsula, Talaud I.), Lesser Sunda Islands (seen from Sumbawa, Sumba, Flores), Moluccas (seen from Temate, Ceram).

Synonymy

Prunus wallaceana Kalkman in Blumea 13: 86. 1965
    • Type: Kostermans 18587.