Nephelium melanomiscum

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Nephelium melanomiscum


Tree, up to 20 m high, dbh up to 36 cm, with up to 1.20 m high buttresses. Leaves 1-foliolate to 5-jugate; Inflorescences terminal, also sometimes pseudotermi-nal. Sepals less than 30-65% connate, 1.3-1.75 mm long. Petals not seen (according to Radlkofer 2 or 3 reduced ones present). Stamens 6. Ovary 2- (or 3-)celled. Fruits ellipsoid, c. 3.75 by 2.5 cm, densely fulvous puberulous, at least in the upper half of the appendages, these dense, 1.5-2 mm high, not differentiated into a basal and an apical part, at the base of the fruit forming longitudinal ribs, in the central part of the fruit triangles, towards the apex pyramidal warts;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Philippines (Philippines present), Mindanao present
Malesia: Borneo, Philippines (Mindanao).


Sarcotesta edible, see .


The present species can resemble N. macropyllum; for differences see there.


Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. p 972
Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. Flow. Pl. p 505
Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. p 976
Leenh. 1986 – In: Blumea. p 410