Ochrosia oppositifolia

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Ochrosia oppositifolia

Description

Tree, 2.5-45(-60) m high. Leaves in whorls of 3 or 4 (or 5), coriaceous or papyraceous when dried; Inflorescence 2-17 cm long, terminal and axillary cymes, in whorls of 2-4, congested; Flowers more than 30 on each inflorescence. Sepals ovate, apex rounded, thick except along the margin. Stamens inserted at 2-2.5 mm below the mouth, 0.5-0.7 of the length of the corolla tube; Fruit composed of 2 separate mericarps; Seeds often 1 at either placenta, rarely with a small second one.

Distribution

Africa: Seychelles (Seychelles present), Andaman Islands present, Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; India present; Jawa (Jawa present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present, Singapore present); Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present), throughout the Pacific present
Seychelles, Sri Lanka, India (Andaman Islands), Thailand, throughout the Pacific; in Malesia: Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Java, Philippines, Sulawesi, Moluccas, New Guinea.

Morphology

This species is characterised by its large leaf blades and short corolla tubes.

Citation

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