Endocomia macrocoma

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Endocomia macrocoma


Trees 5-50 m. Leaves membranous or chartaceous, elliptic or obovate to oblong-oblanceolate, (12-) 15-35 (-40) by (4-)5-12 cm, base (narrowly) rounded to attenuate, apex acute-acuminate; Inflorescences (see note 1) slender to stout, much or little branched, glabrescent or with persistent greyish or rusty hairs 0.1-0.5 mm long, in male 6-30 by 2-25 cm, moderately to many-flowered, peduncle 0-5 cm long, bracts ± elliptic, 1.5-3 mm, ± thinly pubescent, caducous. Flowers 4-10 together, buds usually in different stages of development, in ± umbelliform clusters (3-)5-30 mm spaced along the main branches of the inflorescence; Fruits 3-12 in a pendent loose panicle (10-) 15-30 cm long, ovoid, (narrowly) ellipsoid, or obovoid, 1.5-4.5(-5.5) cm long, glabrous;


Asia-Tropical, Southeast Asia present
Widespread, continental Southeast Asia and Malesia; see under the subspecies.


2 The flowers in a subumbel or cluster are generally in different stages of development, as in Endocomia virella, hence open flowers are found together with closed ones and usually with much smaller, still growing flower buds. 1 The inflorescences often have mixed male and female flowers, the latter possibly most frequent towards the end of the branches; other species may have separate male and female inflorescences on the same twig.


W. J. de Wilde 2000 – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak: 339
Miq. 1865 – In: Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd.-Bat.: 49
J. Sinclair 1958 – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: 392
J. Sinclair 1975 – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: 75