Wrightia religiosa

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Wrightia religiosa

Description

Shrub or small tree to 5 m tall. Branchlets puberulent, soon becoming glabrous and sparsely lenticellate. Leaves: Inflorescence 1.7-4.2 cm long; Sepals ovate or oblong, 1-2.5 by 0.7-1 mm, 1.9-2.4 times as long as wide, apex obtuse to acute, glabrous, ciliate; Stamens inserted at corolla mouth, strongly exserted from tube; Fruit of paired follicles; Seeds linear;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Cambodia (Cambodia present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Thailand (Thailand present)
Thailand, Cambodia; in Malesia: Possibly Peninsular Malaysia. The natural distribution of this species is now obscure because it is so widely cultivated but is probably Thailand and maybe Cambodia. It may also be native in Peninsular Malaysia but is certainly widely cultivated in many parts of Malesia.

Citation

Kurz 2005 – In: Harvard Pap. Bot. p 179
I.M. Turner 1997 – In: Gard. Bull. Singapore 47. p 131
Lý 1986 – In: Feddes Repert. p 622
P.T. Li et al. 1995 – In: Fl. China. p 175
Pit. 1933 – In: Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 3. p 1183
Pichon 1951 – In: Notul. Syst. (Paris). p 85
Tsiang 1939 – In: Sunyatsenia. p 42
Whitmore & Tantra 1986: Checklist Sumatra. p 20
King & Gamble 1907 – In: J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal. p 467
Hook.f. 1882 – In: Fl. Brit. India. p 653
D.J. Middleton 1999 – In: Fl. Thailand. p 88
Ridl. 1923 – In: Fl. Malay Penins. p 353
Bakh.f. 1950 – In: Blumea. p 393
Kurz 1877 – In: Forest Fl. Burma. p 194
Ngan 1965 – In: Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. p 159
Kerr 1939 – In: Craib, Fl. Siam. 2. p 458
Backer & Bakh.f. 1965 – In: Fl. Java. p 241
Whitmore 1973 – In: Tree Fl. Malaya. p 24