Tinospora macrocarpa

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Tinospora macrocarpa

Description

Scandent shrub, entirely glabrous. Leaves: Seed ellipsoidal, ventrally grooved, containing copious, ventrally ruminate endosperm;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sabah present); Malaya present, Malacca present, Penang present, Selangor present, Singapore Is present, Wellesley present
Malesia: Malaya (Wellesley, Selangor, Malacca, also in Penang and Singapore Is.), ?Borneo (Sabah); 7 coll.

Notes

Very closely related to T. sumatrana; the latter has subequal sepals, while in T. macrocarpa the outer sepals are much smaller than the inner ones.
I gave a lengthy discussion on the very limited and incomplete specimens, which presented certain problems (FORMAN, 1981).
One collection in fruit from Sabah is probably T. macrocarpa (or T. sumatrana).

Citation

Ridl. 1922 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen. p 103
FORMAN 1981: p. 412. – In: Kew Bull. f. 5E-F.