Iodes hookeriana

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Iodes hookeriana

Description

Fairly large woody climber, sometimes with tendrils, branchlets, undersurface of leaves along nerves and midrib, petioles and inflorescences sub-densely clothed with substrigose, appressed hairs. Leaves elliptic- to ovate-oblong, apex abruptly shortly (maybe bluntly) acuminate, or almost cuspidate, base ± rounded, rarely subcordate, thin-coriaceous, shining on both faces, margin slightly revolute, entire (seemingly crenulate or denticulate in dry specimens with crisped edge), (8-)10-15 (-20) by (3.5-)5-8 cm, midrib narrowly impressed above, strongly raised beneath, nerves 7-8(-9) pairs, moderately curved-ascending and inarching before the edge, faintly raised above, distinctly so beneath as are the ± transverse veins, reticulation of veinlets dense and finely raised on both faces; Inflorescences slightly extra-axillary dichasia, the ♂ ones rather many-, the ♀ ones few-flowered, often reduced in the lower axils to tendrils.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Assam (Assam present); Borneo present (Sarawak present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), E. Bengal present, Kuching area present, N. Borneo present, SE. Asia present, foothills of Mt Kinabalu present
SE. Asia (Assam, E. Bengal); in Malesia: Sumatra (once found, Westcoast) and Borneo (Sarawak: Kuching area; N. Borneo: foothills of Mt Kinabalu, c. 900 m, twice found).

Notes

Closely related to and possibly conspecific with Mappianthus iodoides HAND.-MAZZ. (N. of Tonkin and adjacent China, eastwards to Hunan and Fukien).

Citation

BRANDIS 1906: Ind. Trees. p 154
BAILL. 1877 – In: For. Fl. Burma. p 244
KURZ 1875 – In: J. As. Soc. Beng. p 157
KANJILAL c.s. 1936 – In: Fl. Assam. p 254
MAST. 1875 – In: Hook.f., Fl. Br. Ind. 1. p 596
BAILL. 1873 – In: DC., Prod. 17. p 23
BRANDIS 1906: Ind. Trees. p 154
BAILL. 1873 – In: DC., Prod. 17. p 25
MAST. 1875 – In: Hook.f., Fl. Br. Ind. 1. p 596