Ochrosia coccinea

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Ochrosia coccinea


Shrub or tree, 2-10 m high. Branchlets 2-2.5 mm diam., the topmost branchlets rarely winged; Leaves in whorls of 2-4, papyraceous when dried; Inflorescence 3.5-5.5 cm long, axillary cymes, solitary or in whorls of 2 or 3; Sepals ovate, margin entire, apex rounded, rather thin. Stamens inserted at 4 mm below the mouth, 0.7 of the length of the corolla tube; Fruit apocarpous, composed of 2 separate mericarps; Seeds 2 at either placenta.


Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present
Malesia: Moluccas, New Guinea.


Characterised by its papyraceous and cuspidate leaves.


F. Muell. - in Fragm. 1871: 131
Pichon - in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris). 1947: 208
Hendrian - in Blumea. 2004: 118
Fosberg, Boiteau & Sachet - in Adansonia. 1977: 25
Markgr. - in Blumea. 1979: 239
Valeton - in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg. 1895: 230