Illicium peninsulare

Primary tabs

Illicium peninsulare

Description

Small tree, to 10 m height, 60 cm girth. Leaves coriaceous, elliptic, (9.5-)10-14.5 (-15) by 4-6.5(-7) cm, midrib impressed above and very prominent below, apex acute to short acuminate, base attenuate, margins ± revolute; petioles 11-20 mm long, grooved on adaxial surface. Flowers axillary on young growth, generally solitary; pedicels 1-7 (-10) mm long at anthesis. Fruit of up to 13 follicles.

Distribution

Johore present, Malacca present, Pahang present, Peninsular Thailand present, Perak present, Selangor present
Peninsular Thailand; Malay Peninsula (Perak, Pahang, Selangor, Malacca, and Johore).

Notes

The Illicium species from the Malay Peninsula have been the source of considerable confusion due to their initial identification as I. cambodianum; this is discussed by Saunders ( I.c.).

Citation

Ng 1973 – In: Tree Fl. Malaya. p 254
Keng 1972 – In: Fl. Thailand. p 115
R.M.K. Saunders 1995 – In: Bot. J. Linn. Soc. p 343