Voacanga globosa

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Voacanga globosa


Tree to 10(-15) m tall, trunk to 35 cm dbh; Leaves: Inflorescence few-flowered, 6-17 cm long, glabrous; Flowers with a pleasant smell. Stamens inserted at 17-40 mm from corolla base; Ovaries 2-3 mm high, glabrous; Fruit globose, rarely fusiform, 2.7-7 by 1.3-3.5 cm, brownish to reddish. Seeds with an orange aril, furrowed, almost round and flattened and concave on one side or crescent-shaped where the concave side has folded completely over, 7.5-12 by 4.5-10 by 3.5-4 mm.


Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present)
Malesia: Philippines.


Leeuwenb. 1985 – In: Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap.: 50
Blanco 1845: Fl. Filip., ed. 2: 83
Miq. 1857 – In: Fl. Ned. Ind.: 424
Merr. 2001 – In: PROSEA: 584