Aglaia luzoniensis

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Aglaia luzoniensis

Description

Tree up to 10 m, up to 15 cm in diam. Outer bark smooth or lenticellate, brown or red, soft; inner bark red or reddish-brown, soft; cambium pink; sapwood pale brown, white or reddish-brown. Leaves simple, 5–23 cm long, 2–6,5(–8) cm wide, brown or greenish-brown when dry; apex acuminate, base cuneate, with numerous scales like those on the twigs on the midrib below and scattered or nu- merous on the rest of that surface and sometimes with paler brown scales in between; veins 5–18 on each side of the midrib; petioles 1–3 cm. Petals 5 (or 6). Staminal tube 0.5–0.6 mm high, 1 mm wide, cup-shaped with the margin incurved, thickened below the anthers; anthers 5, 0.2–0.3 mm long and wide, pointing towards the centre of the flower. Fruits c. 1.8 cm long and 1.5 cm wide, dark brown, reddish- brown, pale orange or yellow, densely covered with scales like those on the twigs on the outside, indehiscent; locules 1 or 2, each containing one arillate seed.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present)
Malesia: Borneo, Philippines, Celebes.

Taxonomy

Aglaia luzoniensis resembles A. odoratissima, but differs in having simple leaves and more numerous peltate scales on the lower leaflet surface.

Citation

Pannell 1992 – In: Kew Bull., Add. Ser. 242.