Macrosolen curtiflorus

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Macrosolen curtiflorus


Glabrous. Leaves opposite; lamina elliptic, mostly 3-5 cm long, mostly 1.5-3 cm wide, shortly cuneate at the base to a petiole 5-8 mm long, obtuse or rounded at the apex, dull on both sides; venation pinnate with the midrib prominent and the main laterals visible on both sides. Inflorescencess at the nodes, a subumbellate raceme of 2 opposite pairs of flowers; axis 6-10 mm long; pedicels 2-3 mm long.


Mindanao present
Malesia: Philippines (Mindanao).


The species is known only from the type (PNH), which is no longer extant. If the diagnostic characters are correct, the species is singular in the genus in having a corona at the tip of the corolla bud. The conservation status of the species requires consideration.