Celtis rigescens

Description

Large tree up to 45 m, 1 m ø. Bark grey-brown, smooth, finely fissured to pustulate and lenticellate. Stipules linear-lanceolate, 4-5 by 1-1½ mm. Inflorescence ♂ or ⚥ or rarely mixed, 1½-5 cm long; Fruit ellipsoid, faintly 5-angular, c. 15 by 10 mm, appressed-pubescent, glabrescent;

Distribution

Anambas Is: present Asia-Tropical:, Malayapresent; Maluku (Malukupresent); New Guineapresent Bantam: present Bum: present Central & S. Sumatra: present Ceram: present E. Borneo: present Johore: present Mina-hasa: present Morotai: present NE. Celebes: present New Britain: present Pahang: present Perak: present Selangor: present Solomons: present Sula: present W. Java: present W. Kutei: present
Solomons (common); in Malesia: New Guinea (incl. New Britain, common), Moluccas (Ceram, Bum, Sula, Morotai), NE. Celebes (Mina-hasa), E. Borneo (W. Kutei), W. Java (Bantam), Central & S. Sumatra, Anambas Is., and Malaya (Perak, Selangor, Pahang, Johore).

Notes

Sterile specimens, especially those with young leaves only, may easily be mistaken as belonging to Grewia or Microcos (Tiliaceae) or to Ziziphus angustifolius (Bl.) HATUS.

Citation

SOEPADMO - in Whitmore, Tree Fl.Mal. 2. 1973: 416
LAUT. - in Bot. Jahrb. 1913: 311
MERR. - in En. Philip. 1923: 32

Synonymy

Celtis rigescens (MIQ.) PLANCH in DC., Prod. 17: 182. 1873
  • Solenostigma rigescens MIQ., Sumatra: 411. 1861
  • Solenostigma sumatrana MIQ., Sumatra: 411. 1861
  • Celtis sumatrana (MIQ.) PLANCH in DC., Prod. 17: 181. 1873
  • Celtis nymanii K.SCH. in K.SCH. & LAUT., Fl. Schutzgeb. Nachtr.: 240. 1905
  • Celtis asperi-folia MERR. in Philip. J. Sc. 17: 246. 1920