Crudia teysmannii

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Crudia teysmannii


Tree to 20 m high and 80 cm in diam. Leaves (1- or) 2-4- (or 5-)foliolate, shortly petioled; petiole and rachis 1.5-4.5 cm long, glabrous, prolonged beyond the upper petiolule into a short, subulate tip. Stipules intrapetiolar, 1.5-2 mm long, deciduous. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, up to 16 cm long, often erect, sometimes nodding, the rachis minutely puberulous; bracts ovate, 1-1.5 mm long, puberulous outside; bracteoles at the upper half of the pedicel, ovate, c. 1 mm long; pedicels 2-5 mm, articulated at the base, minutely puberulous. Flowers thinly, minutely, appressedly puberulous outside. Stamens (7-)8-10; filaments 6-8 mm; anthers ellipsoid, c. 1 mm long. Seeds: young ones suborbicular, flat, 8-12 mm in diam.; ripe ones up to over 5 cm in diam. (fide de Wit I.e.).


Asia-Tropical: Borneo (Kalimantan present), Palembang present
Malesia: Sumatra (Palembang), Borneo (Kalimantan).


De Wit (l.c.) recorded that the fruits are cut and boiled, to serve as a bait for fishing 'djelawat' (a small freshwater fish). It was once reported to be a 'bee-tree'.