Willughbeia sarawacensis

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Willughbeia sarawacensis


Branchlets glabrous or sparsely brown pubescent; Leaves: Inflorescence axillary, axis shorter than subtending petiole, to 2.5 cm long; Sepals ovate, 1.3-2.5 mm long, lobes 0.6-1.2 by 0.5-1 mm, 1-1.3 times as long as wide, apex rounded to acute, brown pubescent. Stamens inserted at 2.6-2.8 mm from corolla base which is 0.32-0.36 of tube length; Ovary 0.4-1.1 mm long; Fruit spherical to 4-17.6 by 4-12 cm. Seeds c. 1.7 by 1.2 by 1.1 cm.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Philippines (Philippines present), Palawan present
Malesia: Borneo, Philippines (Palawan).


There have been a number of spelling variations of the specific epithet. I, along with others, have assumed that the basionym name was misspelled in the protologue, as it is clearly intended to reflect the collecting locality of Sarawak, and the accepted name reflects a correction of this mistake.


Masam. 1942: Enum. Phan. Born.: 627
Markgr. 1973 – In: Blumea: 413
Merr. 1921: Bibliogr. Enum. Born. Pl.: 496
Coode et al. 1996: Checklist Pl. Brunei: 29
Merr. 1921: Bibliogr. Enum. Born. Pl.: 496
D.J. Middleton 1993 – In: Blumea: 17
Masam. 1942: Enum. Phan. Born.: 626