Serianthes minahassae

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Serianthes minahassae


Tree up to 45 m high, bole up to 15(-20) m, 100(-125) cm in diameter; Leaves: Inflorescence composed of (l-)2-4 (-5) pedunculate spikes, arranged in lateral racemes; Flowers: Stamens white, 12-20(-25) mm long, tube c. 2 mm long. Ovary c. 1 mm long, sessile, glabrous. Seeds ellipsoid, 13-26 by 3-9 by c. 1-2 mm, with an open areole.


Asia-Tropical: Lesser Sunda Is. present; Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present; Sulawesi (Sulawesi present), Bismarck Arch present, Ceram present, Solomon Islands present, Sumbawa present, Talaud Is present
Malesia: Lesser Sunda Islands (Sumbawa), Celebes, Moluccas (Ceram, Talaud Is.), New Guinea (incl. Bismarck Arch.) to the Solomon Islands. Three allopatric subspecies are distinguished.


Fosberg 1965 – In: Reinwardtia: 81
Verdc. 1979: Manual New Guin. Legum.: 198
Kanis 1980: p. 297. – In: Brunonia: f. 1
Kosterm. 1954 – In: Bull. Org. Natuurw. Onderz. Indon.: 4
Koord. 1918: Suppl. Fl. Celebes: 13: t. 4
Merr. & Perry 1984: Bull. Mus. Natn. Hist. Nat. Paris. – In: Nielsen, Guinet & Baretta-Kuipers, Adansonia no 1: 91