Willughbeia javanica

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Willughbeia javanica

Description

Branchlets glabrous; Leaves: Inflorescence axillary or terminal; Sepals ovate, apex rounded, 1-1.2 mm long, lobes 0.7-0.9 by 0.7-1.2 mm, 0.75-1 times as long as wide; Stamen insertion at 1.5-1.8 mm from corolla base which is 0.5-0.72 of tube length; Ovary 0.6-1 mm long; Fruit unknown.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present)
Malesia: Java.

Taxonomy

Markgraf identified a number of sterile specimens with large leaves as youth forms of this species. However, there is no direct evidence of the relationship either on the specimens or in the literature so these specimens are not included in this description. Further fieldwork is needed to show the range of variation in leaf shape and venation although, as all the herbarium specimens of this species are 19th century, it may be difficult to find further examples. Only the type specimen gives location information beyond just Java.

Citation

Backer & Bakh.f. - in Fl. Java. 1965: 224
Blume - in Mus. Bot. 1850: 153
Markgr. - in Blumea. 1973: 410
Miq. - in Fl. Ned. Ind. 1857: 390
D.J. Middleton - in Blumea. 1993: 15