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

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