Horsfieldia majuscula

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Horsfieldia majuscula


Tree 6-25 m. Leaves membranous or thinly chartaceous, (elliptic-)oblong, 15-27 by 5.5-9.5 cm, base attenuate, apex acute-acuminate; Inflorescences with rather dense stellate hairs 0.1 mm long; Fruits 1-5 per infructescence, ellipsoid, 4.3-6.5 by 3-4.5 cm, glabrous, drying rusty-brown, finely granulate, not or inconspicuously warted or lenticellate;


Aceh present, Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Jambi present, Kelantan present, Pahang present, Palembang present, Perak present, W & E Coast present
Malesia: Sumatra (W & E Coast, Palembang, Jambi, Aceh), Peninsular Malaysia (Perak, Pahang, Kelantan).


Horsfieldia majuscula can be confused with H. poly spherula var. sumatrana and var. maxima. Variety sumatrana differs in usually coarser hairs on the leaf buds, more contrasting colour of the two surfaces of dry leaves, smaller globose male perianths, essentially different androecium, and smaller fruits, up to 35 mm long. Variety maxima, known only from Borneo, differs in the same characters, but has fruits of a similar size as those of H. majuscula, with the pericarp up to 15 mm thick.


W.J. de Wilde 1986 – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: 48
Gamble 1912 – In: Mat. Fl. Malay Penins.: 215
Ridl. 1924 – In: Fl. Malay Penins.: 57