Epigynum ridleyi

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Epigynum ridleyi

Description

Climber, reported to 8 m high but probably can grow higher. Branchlets sparsely lenticellate or not; Leaves: Inflorescence of terminal and axillary umbelliform cymes, 3.8-7 cm long; Sepals narrowly ovate, 2-5 by 0.8-1.9 mm, 1.8-3.8 times as long as wide, apex acuminate, densely brown pubescent, colleters absent inside. Stamens inserted at 2.5-4.2 mm from corolla base which is 0.1-0.2 of tube length in rehydrated flowers; Ovaries semi-inferior, 0.9-1.3 mm high, sparsely to densely pubescent; Fruit linear or slightly torulose, 16.5-30 cm by 3.5-5.5 mm, densely to sparsely pubescent. Seeds not seen.

Distribution

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

Citation

Masam., Enum. Phan. Born. 1942: 620
Ridl. - in Fl. Malay Penins. 1923: 367
Merr., Bibliogr. Enum. Born. Pl. 1921: 501
Masam., Enum. Phan. Born. 1942: 620
I.M. Turner - in Gard. Bull. Singapore. 1993: 35
I.M. Turner - in Gard. Bull. Singapore. 1997: 126
D.J. Middleton - in Harvard Pap. Bot. 2005: 77