Horsfieldia motleyi

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Horsfieldia motleyi


Tree 12-35 m. Leaves membranous, elliptic to oblong, 9-27 by 4-12 cm, base rounded to attenuate, apex ± obtuse to acute-acuminate; Inflorescences with dense stellate-dendroid yellow- brown to rusty hairs 0.5-1 mm long; Fruits 5-15 per infructescence, broadly ellipsoid, 1.9-2.3 by 1.6-1.8 cm, glabrous, smooth;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sabah present, Sarawak present), W, S, SE and E Kalimantan present
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, W, S, SE and E Kalimantan).


Horsfieldia motleyi, especially in a young stage, may be confused with Endocomia rufirachis, a species also with pubescent flowers.


W.J. de Wilde – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: 209
J.Sinclair 1975 – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: 81
Merr. 1921: Enum. Born.: 268
Warb. 2000 – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak: 376