Schuurmansia

Description

Trees or treelets with stout, often hollow branches. Leaves conferted at intervals (), glandular along the margins, nerves almost straight-ly ascending at an angle of 60-70°. Stipules entire. Inflorescences terminal, many-flowered, panicles often with many hypsophylls at base; Flowers ☿ or polygamous. Sepals 5. Petals 5, white, creamy or purplish. Ovary 3-carpelled; Fruit opening with 3 longitudinal slits, the style usually not splitting. Seeds winged like a propeller with 2 blades.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, Borneopresent; Maluku (Malukupresent); New Guineapresent; Philippines (Philippinespresent); Sulawesi (Sulawesipresent) Bismarcks: present Solomons: present
Solomons and Bismarcks; in Malesia: Borneo, Philippines, Celebes, Moluccas, and New Guinea.

Citation

BLUME - in Blumea. 1968: 74
KANIS - in Nova Guinea, Bot. 1961: 63

Synonymy

Schuurmansia BLUME in MUS. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 1: t. 32. 1850

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