Parinari canarioides

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Parinari canarioides


Trees to 60 m tall; Leaves chartaceous, ovate, 5-9 by 2-4.3 cm, glabrous on both surfaces when mature, without stomatal crypts beneath, acuminate at apex, the tip 5-12 mm long, rounded to subcordate at base; Stipules linear, acute to 5 mm, hirsute, early caducous, present on very young leaves only. Inflorescences dense-flowered axillary panicles to 4.5 cm long, the rachis and branches tomentose; Petals elliptic, obtuse, 2 mm, tapered to base. Fruit ellipsoid, 3.5-5 by 1.5-2.5 cm;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Palawan present
Malesia: Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Philippines (Palawan). .


The timber is much used, but of poor quality. Fruit edible, also eaten by pigs.


KOSTERM. 1965: p. 159. – In: Reinwardtia: f. 2