Bouea oppositifolia

Description

Tree up to 32 m high and 75 cm ø. Bark grey, green, light brown to purple brown, or red, fissured. Leaves coriaceous, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, lanceolate, or obovate to oblanceolate, 2-15 by 1-5 cm (on sterile specimens up to 22½ by 5½ cm), glabrous; Flowers white, pale yellow to yellow. Petals oblong or obovate-oblong, slightly variable in size, 1½-2l/4 by ¾-l mm. Stamens ⅔-l mm; Panicles 2½-6 cm long; Ovary c. ½ mm ø.

Distribution

Andaman Is: present Asia-Temperate:, China South-Central (Yunnan present); Hainan (Hainan present) Asia-Tropical:, Borneo present; Cambodia (Cambodia present); Laos (Laos present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present); Vietnam (Vietnam present) Banka: present Billiton: present Burma: present
Burma, Andaman Is., Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, China (Yunnan&Hainan), and Malesia: Sumatra (incl. Banka&Billiton), Malay Peninsula, and Borneo.

Uses

Fruits are edible and are sometimes made into preserve when in a half ripe state (cf. ALVINS '720).
According to HEYNE l.c. the timber is heavy, hard and durable and very useful for various purposes.

Citation

MIQ. - in Fl. Ind. Bat. 1859: 635
Bl. - in Mus. Bot. 1850: 204
ROXB. - in Fl. Ind., ed. Carey. 1832: 640
ENGL. - in DC., Mon. Phan. 4. 1883: t. 6, f. 12
KING - in J. As. Soc. Beng. 1896: 465
TARD. - in Fl. C. L. & V. 1962: 126
ADELB. - in Blumea. 1948: 326
KURZ - in Fl. Burma. 1877: 306
LECOMTE - in Fl. Gén. I.-C. 1908: 27
ENGL. - in DC., Mon. Phan. 4. 1883: 241
TARD. - in Fl. C. L. & V. 1962: t. 8, f. 8-13
HEYNE, Nutt. Pl. 1927: 973
MEIJER - in Bot. News Bull. F. D. Sandakan. 1967: 19
GRIFF. - in Notul. 1854: 423
HOOK.F. - in Fl. Br. Ind. 1876: 21
K. & V. - in Bijdr. 1896: 101
AIRY SHAW - in Kew Bull. 1966: 87
PARKINSON, For. Fl. Andaman Is. 1923: 141
BURK., Dict. 1935: 355
CRAIB - in Fl. Siam. En. 1926: 346
KOCHUM. - in Mal. For. Rec. 1964: 211
ENGL - in DC., Mon. Phan. 4. 1883: 240
ROXB. - in Fl. Ind., ed. Wall. 1824: 434
PIERRE, Fl. For. Coch. 1897: t. 366B
Bl., Bijdr. 1826: 1157
MIQ. - in Fl. Ind. Bat. 1859: 635
MIQ. - in Fl. Ind. Bat. 1859: 635
DC. - in Prod. 1825: 63
WALP. - in Rep. 1842: 556
CORNER, Ways. Trees. 1940: f. 18
MERR. - in Lingn. Sc. J. 1930: 39
RIDL. - in Fl. Mal. Pen. 1922: 519
BACK., Schoolfl. 1911: 280
HASSK. - in Flora. 1844: 624

Synonymy

Bouea oppositifolia (ROXB.) MEISN., Pl. Vasc. Gen.: Comment. 55. 1837
  • Mangifera oppositifolia ROXB., Cat. Hort. Beng.: 18. 1814
  • Bouea angustifolia Bl. in Mus. Bot. 1: 204. 1850
  • Bouea myrsinoides Bl. in Mus. Bot. 1: 204. 1850
  • Bouea burmanica GRIFF. in J. As. Soc. Beng. 23: repr. p. 14. 1854
  • Bouea microphylla GRIFF. in J. As. Soc. Beng. 23: repr. p. 15. 1854
  • Bouea diversifolia MIQ., Sum.: 522. 1861
  • Matania laotica GAGNEP. in Not. Syst. 13: f. 89: 10-19. 1948

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