Willughbeia flavescens

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Willughbeia flavescens

Description

Climber to 30 m. Leaves: Inflorescence axillary; Sepals ovate, 0.8-1.7 mm long, lobes 0.7-1.3 by 0.7-1.2 mm, 0.7-1.7 times as long as wide, apex rounded or obtuse, glabrous, ciliate. Stamens inserted at 1.3-2.5 mm from corolla base which is 0.54-0.69 of tube length; Ovary 0.6-1.1 mm long; Fruit spherical, 2.5-5 cm diameter. Seeds oval 2.2 by 1.7 by 0.9 mm.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present, Singapore present); Sumatera (Sumatera present)
Malesia: Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo.

Uses

Previously exploited for rubber before the widespread use of Hevea brasiliensis.

Citation

Merr., Bibliogr. Enum. Born. Pl. 1921: 497
I.M. Turner - in Gard. Bull. Singapore. 1997: 130
Masam., Enum. Phan. Born. 1942: 625
Merr., Bibliogr. Enum. Born. Pl. 1921: 495
Masam., Enum. Phan. Born. 1942: 627
Ridl. - in J. Straits Branch Roy. Asiat. Soc. 1900: 83
Ridl. - in Fl. Malay Penins. 1923: 331
I.M. Turner - in Gard. Bull. Singapore. 1993: 37
D.J. Middleton - in Blumea. 1993: 12
Whitmore - in Tree Fl. Malaya. 1973: 5
Masam., Enum. Phan. Born. 1942: 625
King & Gamble - in J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal. 1907: 397
Hook.f. - in PROSEA. 2000: 134
Ridl. - in Fl. Malay Penins. 1923: 325