Trevesia burckii

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Trevesia burckii


Shrub or small, sparsely branched tree up to 10 m, branches stout with small prickles, young parts rufous-furfuraceous, cataphylls prickly. Leaves crowded at the ends of the shoots, digitately compound; Inflorescence a large terminal panicle, often overtopped by lateral shoots; Stamens c. 7-10, filament flattened c. 2.5 mm, anthers broadly triangular, c. 3 mm long. Ovary at anthesis broadly obconic, usually rufous-furfuraceous, c. 7-10-celled; Fruit subglobose 1.5 by 1.25 cm, surmounted by the stylopodium and connate styles.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sarawak present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Kedah present
Malesia: Sumatra, Malay Peninsula (from Kedah southwards), Borneo (Sarawak).


The stamens are described as cream on an orange disk. Seedling plants have leaves which are palmately lobed or entire.


Merr. 1921: En. Born.: 456
Ridl. 1922 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen.: 882
Boerl. 1890 – In: Handl.: 649
Masamune 1942: En. Phan. Born.: 566
King 1898 – In: J. As. Soc. Beng.: 58