Polyscias borneensis

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Polyscias borneensis


Glabrous shrub or small tree with few thick branches bearing terminal clusters of leaves. Leaves imparipinnate, c. 50 cm; Inflorescence a large panicle; Flowers about 10 in an umbellule, pedicels c. 10 mm long. Petals oblong 3 mm long. Stamens 5, oblong c. 2½ mm long, filaments 2 mm. Ovary turbinate, 2 mm high, 5-celled, disk rising to the 5 central erect styles. Fruit unknown.


Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Mt Kinabalu present, Mt Mantalingahan present, N. Borneo present, Palawan present
Malesia: N. Borneo (Mt Kinabalu), Philippines (Palawan, Mt Mantalingahan).


Specimens collected on Palawan by Edano were distributed with the specific epithet 'palawanensis', but this name was never published.


Philipson 1978 – In: Blumea. p 170