Ehretia timorensis

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Ehretia timorensis


Tree (?). Leaves: petiole 0.8-2.2 cm long; blade broadly ovate-lanceolate to obovate, 3-7 by 1.5-4.5 cm, base obliquely truncate, apex obtuse or emarginate, often cuspidate, sometimes folded along midrib, nerves distinct only on lower side, (5-)6-7 on each side, glabrous or with a very few hairs on upper, tomentose in the axils of the primary nerves on the lower side. Inflorescence subapical or on lateral branches, corymbose-paniculoid, glabrous, often with flex-uous branches, loose, many-flowered; pedicels 0.5-5 mm (in fruit). Fruit globose or a little depressed, 4-5 mm in diam., keeled at margin of carpels, with the remnants of the style that is breaking at point of branching. Fruiting calyx up to 2.5 mm long, 4.5 mm in diam., lobes 2 mm long, triangular, ciliate along margins.


Timor present
Malesia: Lesser Sunda Islands (Timor).


The species is only known from the type collection from which the description was prepared. Flowers are unknown. There are marked differences with all other species in the Malesian area.