Aglaia foveolata

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Aglaia foveolata


Tree up to 20(–25) m with a dense feathery crown. Outer bark smooth, reddish- brown or greyish-brown, with shallow longitudinal fissures; inner bark pale brown or reddish-brown; sapwood yellowish-brown; heartwood brown or reddish-brown; latex white. Leaves imparipinnate, up to 42 cm long and 22 cm wide; petiole up to 8 cm, petiole, rachis and petiolules densely covered with stellate hairs or scales like those on the twigs. Inflorescence up to 22 cm long and wide, ovate in outline; pe- duncle up to 5 cm long; peduncle, rachis and branches with indumentum like the twigs. Flowers up to 1.5 mm in diam.; pedicels up to 1.5 mm, with indumentum like the twigs. Petals 5. Staminal tube 2/3 as long to nearly as long as the corolla, subglobose, the aperture 0.3–0.5 mm in diam., with a wavy margin; anthers 5, ellipsoid, about 2/3 as long as the staminal tube, inserted near its base or about half way up and usually just protruding. Fruits up to 2.5 cm long, sub- globose or broadly ellipsoid, purple, brown, orange or yellow, indehiscent, densely covered with stellate hairs or scales; locules 1 (or 2), each containing one seed: aril translucent, sweet.


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


Aglaia foveolata sometimes resembles A. forbesii, but it has narrower leaflets and the indumentum is always stellate. It also resembles A. pervirtdis, but the leaves of Mat species have fewer leaflets which are larger and differ in their venation and indu- mentum. The leaves of A. foveolata resemble those of A. multinervis, but in A. foveolata the veins are fewer in number and the leaflets are usually pitted on the upper and lower surfaces, the upper surface is shiny when dry, the flowers have 5 petals and 5 anthers; A. multinervis has dull leaflet surfaces when dry and its flowers have 3 petals and 6 anthers. The leaves of A. foveolata differ from those of A. multinervis as described above, but in some specimens, not included in the description above of A. foveolata, the number of lateral veins is similar to that in A. multinervis and vegetative distinction is based on the indumentum, which is peltate in A. multinervis and stellate in A. foveolata.