Carruthersia pilosa

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Carruthersia pilosa


Branchlets glabrous to densely puberulent and then often interspersed with longer hairs. Leaves: Inflorescence axillary and terminal, often forming panicles, sometimes somewhat umbelliform, glabrous to velutinous, often with longer hairs interspersed, 3.8-20 cm long; Sepals ovate to oblong, 0.6-1.9 by 0.5-1.3 mm, 0.7-2.4 times as long as wide, apex rounded to obtuse, rarely to acute, glabrous to puberulent, ciliate. Stamens inserted at 1.1-2.5 mm from corolla base which is 0.1-0.2 of tube length; Ovaries 0.3-0.9 mm long; Fruit laterally flattened, fusiform, glabrous, 7-13.3 by 1.2-1.7 cm. Seeds:


Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Solomon Islands present
Solomon Islands; in Malesia: Philippines.


The rather unusual distribution is discussed by Middleton (1997).


Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. Fl. Pl.: 335
Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. Fl. Pl.: 335
D.J. Middleton 1997 – In: Blumea: 493
Tsiang 1934 – In: Sunyatsenia: 157
Miq. 1857 – In: Fl. Ned. Ind.: 411