Crudia lanceolata

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Crudia lanceolata


Tree 10.5-20 m high. Leaves (2-) 3- or 4-foliolate, shortly petioled; petiole and rachis (1.5-)3-5(-9) cm long, glabrous. Stipules intrapetiolar, c. 3 mm long. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, solitary or rarely 2 in an axil, pendulous, up to 22 cm long, puberulous, rather loosely flowered; bracts up to c. 3 mm long, some of them 3-lobed and the middle lobe pinnately relobed with 1 terminal and 2 pairs of side lobelets; bracteoles minute, triangular, c. 0.3 mm long; pedicels 2-6 mm, articulated at the base, sparsely puberulous. Flowers easily falling off, sparsely puberulous, glabrescent, or almost glabrous outside. Stamens 10; filaments (observed from flower buds or young flowers) 2-5 mm, glabrous; anthers c. 1 mm long. Seeds suborbiculate, c. 2.5 cm across.


Asia-Tropical, Johore present, Langkawi I. present, Peninsula present, Selangor present
Thailand (Peninsula); in Malesia: Malaya (Langkawi I., Selangor, Johore).


The type of Crudia lanceolata Ridley was collected by Mohamed Haniff (or Aniff) from Langkawi and was cited in the protologue without the collector's number. I examined the type in K, which is numbered 75539' in Ridley's handwriting, and was previously named and reported by him (1911) as Crudia curtisii Prain. This rather high collection number is treated here as belonging to (Herb.) Ridley or his series.


Whitmore 1972 – In: Tree Fl. Malaya. p 251
J.E. Vidal 1984: p. 92. – In: Fl. Thailand. f. 23/4.