Diploclisia glaucescens

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Diploclisia glaucescens


Woody climber recorded up to 30 m long, totally glabrous. Leaves usually not peltate with petioles 5-12 cm long; Inflorescences cauliflorous, up to 52 cm long and 7 cm wide.


Asia-Tropical: India present; Jawa (Jawa present); Maluku (Maluku present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present), Burma present, Ceram present, Ceylon present, Halmahera present, S. China present, Sula Is present, W. Guinea present
S. China, India, Ceylon, Burma, Thailand, Indochina; in Malesia: Sumatra, Java, Celebes, Philippines, ?Moluccas (Halmahera, Sula Is., Ceram), ?W. Guinea.


The leaves are occasionally peltate. Collections from the Moluccas with peltate leaves and from W. Guinea with both peltate and non-peltate leaves are possibly D. glaucescens, but fruits are needed from these regions for confirmation.
The only fruiting collections known from Malesia are two from the Philippines: from Mindanao with peltate leaves (teste DIELS) and from Sulu Is. with non-peltate leaves.


BACK. & BAKH.f. 1963 – In: Fl. Java: 158
BACK. 1911: SchooM. Java: 44
BECC. 1877 – In: Malesia: 152
Merr. 1923 – In: En. Philip.: 148
Koord. 1912 – In: Exk. Fl. Java: 235
Diels 1911 – In: Elmer, Leafl. Philip. Bot. 4: 1166
BOERL. 1899 – In: Cat. Hort. Bog.: 41
Bl. 1868 – In: Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd.-Bat.: 84
FORMAN 1968 – In: Kew Bull.: 363
Miq. 1858 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 82
SCHEFF. 1873 – In: Nat. Tijd. N.I.: 399