Xerospermum laevigatum

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Xerospermum laevigatum


(Shrub to) tree, up to 36 m high, dbh up to 1 m. Leaves: Inflorescences up to 20 cm long if solitary, no more than 5 cm if tufted; Flowers 5-merous. Sepals free, all about equal or the outer two distinctly smaller, ovate to obovate, especially the outer two concave, 1.6-2.8 by 1.4-2.5 mm, ciliate (to woolly-ciliate), glabrous or nearly so (in Sumatra exceptionally outside and sometimes also inside thinly puberulous). Petals obovate to spathulate, 1-3 by 0.5-1.2 mm, bigger in male than in female flowers, whitish, variably woolly. Stamens (7 or) 8; Fruit lobe(s) globular to oblong-ellipsoid, 2.5-3.75 by 1.5-2.5 cm, densely aculeate, orange to pinkish;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Burma present, Mergui Archipelago present
Burma (Mergui Archipelago) and Malesia: Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo.


Radlk. 1932 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98: 948
Yap 1989 – In: Tree Fl. Malaya: 461
Wyatt-Smith & Kochummen 1965 – In: Mal. For. Rec, rev. ed: 364
Leenh. 1983 – In: Blumea: 391
Radlk. 1932 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98: 949
Radlk. 1932 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98: 948
Burk. 1935: Dict. Econ. Prod. Malay Penins.: 2272