Horsfieldia sect. Pyrrhosa

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Horsfieldia sect. Pyrrhosa


Flowers with a pedicel (short in H. wallichii), at base with or without articulation, solitary or in loose clusters;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sabah present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Vietnam (Vietnam present), West Malesia present, continental SE Asia present
Continental SE Asia, West Malesia (including the Philippines).
(p. 4).

Section Pyrrhosa contains c. 60 species, mainly with exclusively or predominantly a 3- (or 4-)lobed perianth; species with a 2-lobed perianth are H. longiflora (Vietnam), H. crassifolia (Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo) and H. sterilis (Sabah). For a brief discussion see De Wilde ('1984’, 1985: 132).


King 1891 – In: Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. Calc.: 282
W.J. de Wilde – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: 130
Miq. 1859 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 64
A. DC 1856 – In: Prodr.: 202
Hook. f. & Thomson 1855: Fl. Ind.: 160
Benth. & Hook.f. 1880 – In: Gen. pl.: 136