Lepisanthes multijuga

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Lepisanthes multijuga

Description

Tree or shrub, up to 12 m high, dbh up to 10 cm. Leaves imparipinnate, (15-)30-40-jugate, 80-90 cm to more than 1 m long, axial parts fulvous-tomentose, glabrescent; Inflorescences terminal, broad-thyrsoid, 25-30 cm high, subglabrous, sparsely branched; Flowers red. Sepals outside very sparsely appressed short-hairy to glabrous, sparsely glandular-ciliolate, outer 2 elliptic to ovate, 2.5-3 by 1.8-2.5 mm, inner 3 orbicular, 3-4 by 2.5-4 mm, the latter with a broad petaloid margin. Petals 0.5 mm clawed, rather densely long ciliate, outside sparsely hairy at the base or glabrous, blade broad-ovate, subtruncate at base, 2 by 2.5 mm; Stamens (6-)8; Ovary 3-celled, deeply grooved, glabrous; Fruits 3-lobed (if only 1 part is developed style near the base above the scars of the dropped sterile lobes), lobes spreading, oblique-ellipsoid, 22 by 13 mm, scabrous, glabrous, in vivo chocolate-coloured or yellow or orange. Seeds hazelnut-shaped, 12 by 9 mm.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sabah present)
Malesia: Borneo (Sabah, Labuan L).

Notes

1. , included Nephelium multijugum in the genus Capura, but without making the combination. The name Capura multijuga was first used by , but since it was placed under the genus Otophora, it was not accepted by him, and therefore is invalid.
2. The present species hardly differs from L. amoena except in the deeply 3-lobed fruits, a character, however, which seems to be of importance in this relationship. It shares this character with L kinabaluensis.

Citation

Radlk. 1932 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. p 774