Leuconotis eugeniifolia

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Leuconotis eugeniifolia


Branchlets sparsely lenticellate, sparsely to densely pubescent. Leaves: Inflorescence axillary, 1.8-4 cm long; Sepals 2.5-7.5 by 0.7-1.2 mm, 2.1-8.1 times as long as wide, narrowly ovate to linear, often of markedly different lengths in a single flower, apex acute to acuminate. Stamens inserted at 6.4-6.7 mm from corolla base which is 0.6 of tube length; Ovary 2 mm long, glabrous; Fruit to 3.8 by 2.3 cm (possibly immature), ovoid, more rarely slightly pear-shaped, often 5-angled and strongly wrinkled, glabrous or very sparsely puberulent.


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


Previously exploited for a high quality rubber before the widespread use of Hevea brasiliensis. The fruit is edible. The latex is also used externally to treat the disease yaws.


See note under L. bullata.


Markgr. 1971 – In: Blumea: 155
I.M. Turner 1997 – In: Gard. Bull. Singapore 47: 127
Miq. 1857 – In: Fl. Ned. Ind.: 397
Ridl. 1923 – In: Fl. Malay Penins.: 329
Miq. 1857 – In: Fl. Ned. Ind.: 398
Merr. 1921: Bibliogr. Enum. Born. Pl.: 495
Leeuwenb. 2002 – In: Syst. Geogr. Pl.: 119
Hallier 1913 – In: Bot. Jahrb. Syst.: 372
Coode et al. 1996: Checklist Pl. Brunei: 27
Boerl. 1900 – In: Bull. Inst. Bot. Buitenzorg: 7
A.DC. 2000 – In: PROSEA: 127
King & Gamble 1907 – In: J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal: 407
Fl. Ned. Ind. 1861: Eerste Bijv.: 552
Masam. 1942: Enum. Phan. Born.: 621