Dactylocladus stenostachys

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Dactylocladus stenostachys


Tree up to 40 m, dbh up to 1¼ m, at the base producing pneumatophores. Leaves 4-8(-16) by 2½--4(-6) cm, with revolute margin, cuneate at the base, sometimes emarginate, usually rounded up to acuminate at the top with acute tip, coriaceous; Inflorescence when axillary 1-3 together, erect, up to 14cm, consisting of 3 racemules; Sepals c. 1 mm. Petals c. 1 mm, puberulous outside and on the margin. Capsule 3-4 by 2-3(-3½) mm. Seed c. 1.4 by 0.2-0.3 mm, including wing 2½-3 by ¾-1¼ mm.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya present
Malesia: widely distributed in Borneo. It was by error incidentally reported from Malaya (Fl. Mal. Bull. p. 1696, p. 2375). .


According to BROWNE (l.c.) it is the fourth important export timber tree of Sarawak. Extraction is facilitated by the fact that the logs float in water. MEIJER (l.c.) termed it a general utility timber in Sabah where it is, besides Gonystylus, the most important export timber from the Klias Peninsula.


Merr. 1921: En. Born. p 452
DIELS & HACKENBERG 1926 – In: Bot. Jahrb. p 312
BEUS.-OSINGA & BEUS. 1975 – In: Blumea. p 262
BAKH.F. 1943 – In: Rec. Trav. Bot. Néerl. preprint 329
MEIJER 1974: Field Guide Trees W. Mal: 205. f. 51, pl. 14
ANDERSON 1963: p. 178. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. pl. 1, 2, 6, 7
BROWNE 1955: For. Trees Sarawak & Brunei: 261. t. 33
HALL.F. 1918 – In: Med. Rijksherb. p 18