Horsfieldia laevigata

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Horsfieldia laevigata


Tree 4-25 m. Leaves membranous or thin-chartaceous, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, 10-30 by (3-)4-12 cm, base attenuate, apex acute-acuminate; Inflorescences subglabrescent or with dense or sparse scale-like stellate hairs 0.1-0.2(-0.5) mm; Fruits (1-) 2-15 per infructescence, ellipsoid or nearly globose, apex rounded to acutish, base rounded, (1.6-)1.8-2.8(-3) by 1.4-2(-2.2) cm, glabrescent but always with minute hairs (0.1 mm) remaining at least at base (lens!), usually with coarse pale tubercles or lenticels;


Asia-Tropical: Bismarck Archipelago (Bismarck Archipelago present); Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present, Papuan Islands present
Malesia: Moluccas, New Guinea (including Papuan Islands and Bismarck Archipelago); see further under the varieties.


A variable, complex species; one prominent form is segregated as a variety.


A. DC 1856 – In: Prodr. p 202
W.J. de Wilde 1985: p. 115. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. f. 17 a-i.
Miq. 1858 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat. p 65