Guioa reticulata

Primary tabs

Guioa reticulata


Tree, 7-8 m high, dbh c. 12.5 cm. Branchlets golden sericeous (to hirsute) when young; Leaves 2-5-jugate; Inflorescences axillary, branching basally and along the usually flattened, sericeous (to hirsute), 3.4-23.3 cm long axis; Flowers 3.5-3.8 mm in diam. Sepals 5, ovate, margin pilose, with glands, (outside pilose), inside glabrous; Petals 5, obovate, 2.8-3.1 by 1-1.5 mm, blade obovate, gradually decur-rent into the 0.8-1.3 mm high claw, margin pilose, outside and inside (sub)glabrous, apex obtuse; Stamens 8; Fruits with 1 or 2 well developed lobes, 1-1.1 by 1.2-1.4 cm, smooth, glabrous, red when fresh, blackish when dry; Seeds obovoid, c. 7.2 by 5.8 mm;


Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Luzon present
Malesia: Philippines (Luzon).


1. Several specimens have a patent, hirsute indumentum instead of the more common ap-pressed sericeous hairs; they were described as a separate species (G. sulphurea). This phenomenon is also occasionally found in other species (e.g., G. chrysea, G. subsericea).
2. Jacobs 7983 is exceptional because the inflorescences, pedicels, and sepals are very densely sericeous.


Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98: 1168
Welzen 1989: p. 277. – In: Leiden Bot. Series: f. 118
Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98: 1167
Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. Flow. Pl.: 509
Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. Flow. Pl.: 509