Scurrula atropurpurea

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Scurrula atropurpurea

Description

Leaves opposite; lamina elliptic to obovate, 5-10 by 2.3-5 cm, cuneate to slightly cordate at the base to a petiole 6-12 mm long, usually rounded at the apex; venation obscure except for the midrib and a few major laterals visible above. Inflorescences several at the nodes, a (2-)4-6(-8)-flowered raceme; axis 5-12 mm long; pedicels 2-3 mm long; bract deltoid, erect, c. 1.5 mm long. Fruit 8-9 mm long including a thick stipe 2-3 mm long, contracted at the apex.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Lesser Sunda Is. (Bali present); Maluku (Maluku present); Philippines (Philippines present), Sumbawa present, Thailand to Vietnam present
Thailand to Vietnam; Malesia: Java, Philippines, Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali, Sumbawa), Moluccas.

Notes

Conspecific with Scurrula philippensis; for discussion of species circumscription see

Citation

Danser - in Philipp. J. Sc. 1935: 121
Backer & Bakh. f. - in Fl. Java. 1965: 74
Danser - in Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg. 1931: 429
Backer & Bakh. f. - in Fl. Java. 1965: 74
Barlow - in Blumea. 1991: 70