Horsfieldia nervosa

Primary tabs

Horsfieldia nervosa

Description

Tree 13-16 m. Leaves thinly coriaceous, oblong, 16-28 by 5.5-9 cm, base short-attenuate to rounded, apex acute-acuminate; Inflorescences behind the leaves, with dense woolly-shaggy hairs up to 0.6 mm long; Fruits not seen.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sarawak present)
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak: 1st Div.; two collections only).

Taxonomy

This species is close to H. poly spherula, which has smaller leaves with fewer lateral nerves and attenuate base. In H. nervosa the nerves on the upper leaf surface are strong and markedly raised, and midrib and nerves on both surfaces remain covered with indumentum for a long time.

Citation

W.J. de Wilde 2000 – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak. p 377