Voacanga foetida

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Voacanga foetida


Shrub or tree to 20 m high; Leaves: Inflorescence few-flowered, 12−22 cm long, glabrous; Flowers with an unpleasant smell. Stamens inserted near the base of the corolla tube, at 7-10 mm from base; Ovaries glabrous, c. 2 mm high, style and style head c. 10 mm long. Fruit fleshy, free from each other, subglobose, 6−11 cm diameter. Seeds with an orange aril, furrowed, 10-12 by 5-7 by 4-6.5 mm.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Jawa (Jawa present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sumatera (Sumatera present)
Malesia: Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Philippines.


Miq. 1857 – In: Fl. Ned. Ind.: 416
Backer & Bakh.f. 1965 – In: Fl. Java: 229
Leeuwenb. 1985 – In: Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap.: 47
Rolfe 2001 – In: PROSEA: 584
Fl. Ned. Ind. 1861: Eerste Bijv.: 553
D.J. Middleton 2004 – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak: 59