Horsfieldia obscurinervia

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Horsfieldia obscurinervia


Tree c. 11 m. Leaves chartaceous, (oblong-)lanceolate, 5-14 by 2-4 cm, base attenuate, apex acute-acuminate; Inflorescences subglabrous or with sparse hairs 0.1-0.3 mm long; Fruits short-ellipsoid, 1.1-1.3 by 0.9-1.1 cm, glabrescent except for minute dendroid hairs at base (hence ovary pubescent), finely granulate, not tuberculate, drying (reddish) brown;


Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Luzon present
Malesia: Philippines (Luzon).


Related to H. parviflora from the Moluccas, with an almost similar flower structure but differing in the larger membranous leaves, larger male perianths (2.5-4 mm width), 36-50 thecae, thinner-walled and deeper androecium cup, with the anthers usually inflexed at both sides of the androecium, and glabrous ovary and fruit.


Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. Flow. pl.: 182
Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. Flow. pl.: 182
W.J. de Wilde 1985 – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: 71