Glenniea philippinensis

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Glenniea philippinensis

Description

Tree up to 18 m high, dbh up to 33 cm; Hairs mainly solitary. Leaves spirally arranged, (l-)4-6-jugate; Inflorescences thyrsoid, up to c. 20-25 cm long, fulvous-velutinous; Sepals 4, valvate to narrowly im bricate, 2-3 by 1.5-2.5 mm, inside tomentose. Stamens 6 or 7; Ovary obcordate; Fruits pear- shaped, 6-7 by 4.5-6 cm when dried, yellow when fresh, glabrous, pericarp thick, fleshy, endocarp tough. Seeds subovoid, 3-3.5 by 1.75-2.25 cm, testa brown, smooth, glabrous.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sabah present); Philippines (Philippines present); Vietnam (Vietnam present), Dinagat I present, Luzon present, Mt Maquiling present, Panay present, SE Thailand present
SE Thailand, Vietnam, and Malesia: Borneo (Sabah); Philippines (Luzon, Mt Maquiling; Panay; Dinagat I.).

Uses

The fruits are edible ().

Citation

Monsalud et al. 1969 – In: Philipp. J. Sc. p 543
Radlk. 1932 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. p 871
W.H. Brown 1950: p. 364. – In: Useful Pl. Philipp. f. 177