Arthrophyllum ashtonii

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Arthrophyllum ashtonii


Slender small tree, to 5 m, with the leaves dispersed for some distance from the apex of the branches, young parts with brown scurfy tomen- tum which persists on the umbellules. Leaves multijugate, to c. 30 cm long; Inflorescence a terminal cluster of specialized leafy branches; Petals 5, broadly triangular. Stamens 5, anthers curved, basifixed. Ovary glabrous, obconical, c. 1 mm long; Fruit spheroidal, with a persistent stylopodium, c. 6 mm long when dry.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Brunei present, Sarawak present)
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak and Brunei).


The small narrow leaflets are very distinctive. No other species with small leaflets has inflorescences which branch to the fourth degree.