Gloeocarpus patentivalvis

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Gloeocarpus patentivalvis


Tree, 8-15 m high, dbh 4-10 cm. Leaves 5-14-jugate; Inflorescences: Sepals: Petals rhombic, 0.5-0.8 by 0.3-0.7 mm. Stamens: Fruits with (l-)3 developed seeds, 1.3-1.5 cm high by 1-1.3 cm broad, stipe 2-3 mm high, yellowish brown, with sticky sap. Seeds 7-8.8 by 4.5-6.5 mm;


Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Leyte present, Luzon present, Mindanao present, Samar present
Malesia: Philippines (Mindanao, Samar, Leyte, Luzon).


This species shows a clinal variation in the crenation and more or less in the size of the leaflets. In Mindanao, crenation is almost absent and the leaflets are large, on Samar the apex is crenate, and on Luzon the leaflets are completely crenate and they are usually smaller than those of Mindanao.


Welzen 1991 – In: Blumea: 390
Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98: 1208