Sindora bruggemanii

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Sindora bruggemanii


Tree 20-30(-41) m high. Leaves (5- or) 6-8-jugate; petiole 1.5-3.5 cm and rachis 11-22 cm long, pubescent, glabrescent. Stipules connate in the lower half or almost entirely when very young, up to 10 mm long, puberulous on both surfaces, caducous. Inflorescences paniculate, up to 20(-26) cm long, lateral branches up to c. 4.5 cm long, both rachis and branches densely puberulous; bracts triangular, 3-4 mm long, densely puberulous; bracteoles minute, lanceolate, less than 1 mm long, puberulous on both surfaces; pedicels 3-5 mm, densely puberulous. Petal oblong-elliptic, 7-8.5 by 2-2.5 mm, fleshy; outside densely puberulous in the lateral parts of lower half; inside glabrous; margin villose. Stamens: filaments with basal parts connate c. 1 mm high, free filaments and staminodes up to c. 12 mm, sparsely hairy on the lower parts; anthers 2 (perfect) largest, ellipsoid, c. 3 mm long, the others smaller, c. 2 mm long. Ovary subsessile or very shortly stipitate, subrhomboid, c. 3 mm long, densely woolly along the suture, glabrous in the centre, with some minute protuberances observed under the dissecting microscope, 5-7-ovuled; style up to c. 12 mm, recurvate, glabrous or thinly puberulous in the basal part; stigma obscure. Seeds suborbicular or broadly ovoid, 1.5-2.3 by 1.5-2 cm, smooth, on top of a larger aril; aril very variable in shape and size, smooth or slightly irregular on the surface, slightly reniform, 2.5-2.8 by 1.5-1.8 cm.


Aceh present, Asia-Tropical: Borneo (Kalimantan present), E & W Coast present, Palembang present
Malesia: Sumatra (Aceh, E & W Coast, Palembang), Borneo (Kalimantan).


De Wit (l.c.) cited "Teijsman 3697, culta Hort. Bot. sub I.L.22, coll. 29.V. 1941" as the type of the present species. Dr. Elizabeth Widjaja (in litt.) kindly checked the relevant collections in BO. There is no herbarium specimen present of Teijsmann 3697, which may be a living collection brought back from Sumatra and planted in the Botanic Garden under nr. I-L-22. The collection made by De Wit as mentioned above, is the type of this species, not the other specimens collected from the same plant.


Useful timber as other species.