Tupistra grandis

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Tupistra grandis

Description

Leaves few, surrounded by several sessile lanceolate scale-like leaves to 25(-40) cm long, elliptic or sublinear to oblanceolate, acute or acuminate, cuneate at the base; Inflorescence erect, 20-50 cm long when in flower, lengthening slightly in fruit, with up to 100 or more flowers, with a strong smell.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Thailand (Thailand present), Karo Highlands present, Kelantan present, Langkawi present, N. Sumatra present, Pahang present, Perak present, Selangor present, Tapanuli Res present
Malesia: Malay Peninsula (Perak, Kelantan, Pahang, Selangor, Langkawi) and N. Sumatra (Tapanuli Res.: Karo Highlands); probably also in Thailand.

Notes

The Sumatran specimens tend to have longer spikes and larger flowers than the Malayan material. No characters have, however, been found on which to base taxonomic separation.

Citation

Ridl. 1907 – In: Mat. Fl. Mal. Pen. Monoc. p 93
B. M. Allen 1966 – In: Mal. Nat. J. p 303
Ridl. 1924 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen. p 330