Endertia spectabilis

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Endertia spectabilis


Tree up to 20-35(-80) m high, 37-50(100) cm in diam., not or hardly buttressed. Leaves 2-4-jugate; petiole and rachis 7-24 cm long, glabrous. Inflorescences usually 10-20(-26) cm long, puberulous; bracts and bracteoles triangular or deltoid, c. 1 mm long; pedicels 4-12 mm, articulated at the apical end. Flowers white. Petals white or light yellowish when young, then red orange, suborbicular, obovate, flabellate, 4.5-5 by 2.5-4 mm, with distinct lateral veins, clawed at the basal part (c. 1 mm long), glabrous except ciliate on the margin. Stamens and staminodes 1.5-8 mm. Ovary 3 mm long, hirsute to densely lanate, sometimes only along the sutures, glabrescent or glabrous in the central part; style 4.5-5.5 mm. Seeds 3-4.2 by 3 cm.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo (Kalimantan present)
Malesia: Borneo (Kalimantan).


Van Steenis & De Wit (I.e.) cited the type for their new species Endertia spectabilis as "Nieuwenhuis 947 (18.V.1897), cultivated in Hort. Bot. sub I.B.90, collected in 1930." There is one herbarium specimen of Nieuwenhuis 947 in BO, as Dr Elizabeth Widjaja (in litt.) informed me. This specimen and the one collected in 1930 from the tree that originated from Nieuwenhuis' collection from Kalimantan, cultivated under no. I-B-90 in the Botanic Garden Bogor, can be considered as authentic material of Endertia spectabilis, so both are treated here as syntypes. Several good fertile specimens were in the course of time collected from the same tree in the Garden and some herbarium specimens were also collected from the wild in Borneo.