Illicium sumatranum

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Illicium sumatranum


Small tree, to 15 m height. Leaves coriaceous, (narrow-)elliptic to slightly obovate, 5.5—13(—15) by 2-4.5(-5) cm, midrib very impressed above and very prominent below, apex acute to acuminate, base attenuate, margins highly revolute; petioles 5-13 mm long, grooved on adaxial surface. Flowers axillary on young growth, generally solitary; pedicels to c. 32 mm long at anthesis. Fruit of up to 12 follicles.


Aceh present, Sumatera Barat present, Sumatera Utara present
Malesia: Sumatra (Aceh, Sumatera Barat and Sumatera Utara).


R.M.K. Saunders 1995 – In: Bot. J. Linn. Soc.: 347