Horsfieldia tomentosa

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Horsfieldia tomentosa


Tree 5-20(-40) m. Leaves membranous, elliptic or obovate to oblong-lanceolate, 9-27 by 4-10(-12) cm, base nearly rounded to attenuate, apex acute-acuminate; Inflorescences with dense woolly hairs 1.5-2 mm long; Fruits 1-5 per infructescence, ellipsoid, 1.5-2 by 1.3-1.6 cm, glabrescent, usually with minute indumentum remaining towards the base, usually minutely pustulate;


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present, Singapore present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), E Coast present, Johore present, Kedah present, Kelantan present, Malacca present, Pahang present, Penang present, Perak present, S Peninsular Thailand present, Selangor present
S Peninsular Thailand; in Malesia: Sumatra (E Coast, see Sinclair 1975: 149; no specimens seen), Peninsular Malaysia (Kedah, Penang, Perak, Trengganu, Pahang, Selangor, Malacca, Johore, Kelantan), Singapore (doubtful; Sinclair 1975: 150).


1 The lobes of the male perianth in fully mature flowers are often somewhat recurved outward. 2 Horsfieldia tomentosa belongs in the alliance with H. flocculosa, H. grandis, and H. motley% all with a hairy lower leaf surface.


Miq. 1858 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 68
Hook, f. 1886 – In: Fl. Brit. India: 105
A.DC 1856 – In: Prodr.: 204
King 1891: p. 301. – In: Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. Cale.: pl. 129
W.J. de Wilde – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: 210
J. Sinclair 1975: p. 403. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: 149
J. Sinclair 1958: p. 403. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: f. 40