Scurrula atropurpurea

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Scurrula atropurpurea


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.


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.


Conspecific with Scurrula philippensis; for discussion of species circumscription see


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