Lepisanthes falcata

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Lepisanthes falcata

Description

Tree, up to 22 m high, dbh up to 40 cm. Branchlets terete, 1-1.5 cm in diam., greyish or silvery brown, when young sparsely yellowish brown tomentose to glabrous. Leaves 4-10-jugate; Inflorescences 20-70 cm long, minutely brown tomen-tose; Sepals ovate to obovate to suborbicular, 3-4.5 by 2-4.5 mm. Petals 4-7 mm long, claw 0.75-2.5 mm long, blade elliptic to sub-orbicular, 2.3-5 mm long, outside claw and base of blade glabrous or sericeous, claw (and basal 1/5 of the blade) densely long-ciliate, inside glabrous or claw sparsely hairy; Stamens: Fruits not or 3-lobed, often only 1 part developed, but sterile cells not visible, 1.8-2.5 by 1.8-3.5 cm, outside densely shortly brown velvety, corrugated. Seeds globular-obovoid, 15 by 8-10 mm, hilum basal, small, circular.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present)
Malesia: Borneo, Philippines, Celebes.

Citation

Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. Flow. Pl. p 499
Radlk. 1932 – In: Engl, Pflanzenr. 8. p 723
Radlk. 1932 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. p 721
Radlk. 1932 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. p 721
Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. Flow. Pl. p 499