Willughbeia sarawacensis

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Willughbeia sarawacensis

Description

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.

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

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.

Citation

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