Afzelia javanica

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Afzelia javanica


Tree up to 42 m high and 70(-130) cm in diam. Leaves (4-)6(-8)-jugate; petiole and rachis up to c. 20(-30) cm. Inflorescences with rachis often 4-12(-24) cm, pubescent; bracts and bracteoles 3-5 mm long; pedicels 8-12 mm, puberulous. Developed petal 8-10 by 7-9 mm. Stamens: filaments (4.5-)5.5-6.5 cm long, united along the lower (1.5-)2-2.5 cm, glabrous except towards the base inside thinly hirsute; anthers 1-1.5 mm long; staminodes c. 4 mm, glabrous. Ovary c. 6 mm long, densely puberulous along the margin; style 4-5.5 cm. Seeds 1-8, 2-3 by 1.5-2.2 cm, c. 1.3 cm thick.


Aceh present, Asia-Tropical, East Central present, W & C Java present
Malesia: Sumatra (Aceh and East Central), W & C Java


Often cultivated as an ornamental. Timber tree.


Ding Hou 1994 – In: Blumea: 317.
de Wit 1941 – In: Bull. Bot. Gard. Buitenzorg: 145.
Miq. 1861 – In: Sumatra: 290.