Limacia blumei

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Limacia blumei


Woody climber up to 15 m or more high. Branchlets densely puberulous at first, later glabrescent. Leaves: Inflorescences cymose, few flowered, 0.75-1.5 cm long, puberulous.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sabah present); Jawa (Jawa present); Philippines (Philippines present), Buton I present, Davao present, Lesser Sunda Is present, Lower present, Mindanao present, SE. Celebes present, Sumba present, Timor present
Thailand (Lower) and Malesia: Borneo (Sabah), Java, Lesser Sunda Is. (Sumba, Timor), SE. Celebes (Buton I.), Philippines (Mindanao: Davao).


This rare species was described in 1899 from plants cultivated in the Botanic Gardens at Bogor, all said to have come from Java. One of these plants, n. XVI.D.7, was still alive and strongly growing in 1956, when in May I collected male flowering material from it. No other collections are known from Java. The records from Thailand, Borneo, Sumba and Celebes are based on single sterile collec-tions.


Diels 1968 – In: Kew Bull.: 362
YAMAMOTO 1944 – In: J. Soc. Trop. Agric.: 99
BACK. 1911: Schoolfl.: 43
Diels 1923 – In: En. Philip.: 148
Merr. 1912 – In: Philip. J. Sc.: Bot. 266
FORMAN 1958 – In: Kew Bull.: 448