Horsfieldia parviflora

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Horsfieldia parviflora


Tree 10-20 m. Leaves membranous, (oblong-)lanceolate, 8-23 by 2.5-7.5 cm, base attenuate, apex acute-acuminate; Inflorescences with sparse or dense hairs 0.1-0.3 mm; Fruits 2-10 per infructescence, ellipsoid to nearly globose, l.l-1.6(-2) by 1-1.3 cm, glabrous, finely granulate, not or hardly tuberculate;


Ambon present, Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Singapore present); Maluku (Maluku present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present), Garden's Jungle of the Botanic Garden present, Kabaena I present, Seram present
Malesia: Sulawesi (including Kabaena I.), Moluccas (Seram, Ambon), Singapore (running wild in the Garden's Jungle of the Botanic Garden).


2 Horsfieldia parviflora is easily distinguishable by the smooth, rather inflated male buds, ± obtriangular to transversely ellipsoid in lateral view, not collapsing on drying, usually of a bluish or reddish brown tinge. 1 Elbert 3457 (Kabaena I., limestone; S Sulawesi) has rather large fruits, 1.6 cm long, with a distinct pseudostalk 1.5-2 mm long; fruit of Darnaedi 2287 (S Central Sulawesi) is 2 cm long.


W.J. de Wilde 1985 – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. p 69
King 1891: p. 307. – In: Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. Calc. pl. 139
J. Sinclair 1958: p. 379. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. f. 32, pl. VIII-B.
Roxb. 1874: p. 744. – In: Fl. Ind. Icones 2574