Ochrosia syncarpa

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Ochrosia syncarpa

Description

Shrub, 6 m high. Branchlets terete, thin. Leaves in whorls of 3, papyraceous when dried; Inflorescence 2-3.4 cm long, terminal and axillary cymes, solitary or in whorls of 2 or 3, loose; Sepals ovate, unequal in size, margin ciliolate, apex rounded, thick at the middle-basal part, thin along the margin, ciliolate outside. Stamens inserted at 2-2.5 mm below the mouth, 0.7-0.8 of the length of the corolla tube; Fruit syncarpous, ovoid, base rounded, apex acute; Seeds 2 at either placenta.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Lesser Sunda Is. present
Malesia: Lesser Sunda Islands.

Morphology

Uniquely characterised by its syncarpous fruits.

Citation

Hendrian - in Blumea. 2004: 120