Nephelium uncinatum

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Nephelium uncinatum


Tree, up to 25(-40?) m high, dbh up to 45 cm, with up to 1.5 m high buttresses. Leaves (1-foliolate to) 3-7(-9, rarely up to 18)-jugate; Inflorescences terminal or pseudoterminal and in the upper leaf axils. Sepals c. 25-50% connate, in male flowers 1-1.1 mm, in female ones 1.4-1.5 mm long. Petals absent. Stamens 5 or 6. Ovary 2-celled, sometimes in the same specimen also 1-celled. Fruits ellipsoid to subglobular, 2.75-3 by 2-2.25 cm, glabrous, fairly sparsely set with thick warts taperining into or more abruptly terminated by an up to 7.5 mm long, filiform, curved appendage;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Sdangor present
Malesia: Sumatra, Malay Peninsula (Sdangor), Borneo.


In Kalimantan sometimes cultivated, probably for the fruits.


Radlk. 1929: Mem. Pl. Elm. Born.: 175
Meijer 1967 – In: Bot. News Bull.: 75
Leenh. 1933 – In: Engl, Pflanzenr. 98: 983