Nephelium nov. spec.

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Nephelium nov. spec.


Tree, up to 45 m high, dbh up to 1.30 m, with up to 1.50 m high buttresses. Leaves 1-3-jugate; Inflorescences pseudoterminal or terminal. Flowers: Sepals 5, c. 10-20% connate, c. 2 mm long, densely hairy on both sides. Petals absent or some reduced ones present. Stamens unknown. Ovary 2-celled, often both lobes at least in the beginning equally developed, densely warty with an indument of caducous long hairs and densely puberulous. Fruits probably warty and puberulous.


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present), Bukit Tapah present, Perak present
Malesia: Malay Peninsula (Perak, Bukit Tapah).


The present species, incompletely known from a few specimens and from one locality only, seems different from all other accepted species. As neither the flowers nor the fruits are well known, naming it seems premature. Its alliance is not yet clear.