Aglaia pyriformis

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Aglaia pyriformis


Tree. Leaves 18–40 cm long, 11–29 cm wide; petiole 4–10 cm, petiole, rachis and petiolules densely covered with scales like those on the twigs. Petals 5. Staminal tube c. 1 mm high, 1.5 mm wide with an aperture 1.5 mm across; anthers 6, c. 0.6 mm long and 0.4 mm wide, inserted just inside the margin and pointing towards the centre of the flower; otherwise like the male. Staminal tube 0.2–0.4 mm high, 0.7–0.8 mm wide, shallowly cup-shaped; anthers 5, c. 0.5 mm long and 0.3 mm wide, ellipsoid, inserted on the margin of the tube and curved over the stigma. Fruits 3 cm long and 1.7 cm wide, obovoid, narrowed to a stipe 7 mm long, with scales like those on the twigs den- sely covering the outside; peduncle 2 mm.


Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present)
Malesia: Philippines.


Aglaia pyriformis has coriaceous leaflets which have numerous pits, often reddish-brown in colour, on both surfaces. In two of the three collections seen (the type collections of the two names), the upper surface of the leaflets has distinctive peltate scales in which the centre is very dark reddish-brown and the long fimbriate margin is white. Merrill’s two species are male (A. puncticulata) and female (A. pyriformis) plants of this species.


Pannell 1992 – In: Kew Bull., Add. Ser. 295.