Archidendron merrillii

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Archidendron merrillii


Tree 3-4 m tall, d.b.h. 10 cm. Branchlets terete, dark brown, lenticellate, short-puberulous in the ultimate parts, glabrescent. Leaves: Inflorescences terminal and axillary in the upper leaf-axils, densely puberulous to sericeous especially in the distal parts, consisting of pedunculate glomerules aggregated into panicles 16-37 cm long; Flowers pentamerous, bisexual. Stamens 15-20 mm, the tube shorter than the corolla-tube. Ovary solitary, sericeous, sometimes with two free styles. Seeds black, ellipsoid, flattened, c. 23 by 16 mm.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo (Sabah present); Philippines (Philippines present), Luzon present, Mindoro present, Panay present
Malesia: Philippines (Luzon, Panay, Mindoro), ?Sabah.


It is not certain whether the Sabah-spec- imen cited by Kostermans (1954) under the present species really belongs here (cf. Nielsen, l.c.: 49).


Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. p 243
Kosterm. 1966 – In: Adansonia. p 358