Horsfieldia montana

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Horsfieldia montana

Description

Tree (3-)7-24 m. Leaves chartaceous or coriaceous, elliptic (-oblong), 4-14 by 2-6 cm, base (short-)attenuate, apex rounded or (sub)acute; Inflorescences behind the leaves, sparsely or densely pubescent, hairs 0.2-1 mm long (see note); Fruits 2-9 per infructescence, ellipsoid, base rounded, slightly contracted towards the fruiting pedicel, apex rounded or ± acute, 2-2.7 by 1.3-1.7 cm, glabrous, with or without few small lenticel-like tubercles, pericarp 1.5-2 mm thick;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Brunei present, Sabah present, Sarawak present)
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak, Brunei, Sabah).

Morphology

Specimens from Kinabalu and vicinity differ markedly from those from Sarawak and Brunei in the nature of the indumentum. Specimens from the latter two areas (including the type) have compact hairs 0.2(-0.5) mm long; the Kinabalu specimens have shaggy hairs 0.5-1 mm long, sometimes with longer emergents.

Citation

W. J. de Wilde 1986 – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. p 35
Airy Shaw 2000 – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak. p 375