Tinospora macrocarpa

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Tinospora macrocarpa


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


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.


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).


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