Strombosia philippinensis

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Strombosia philippinensis

Description

Tree 5-28 m; Branchlets slender, glabrous. Leaves subdistichous, ovate-oblong to oblong, rarely lanceolate, apex shortly subacutely acuminate, base cuneate to the petiole, thin-charta-ceous, smooth above, finely wrinkled above, green to brownish and rather dull in dry specimens, glabrous, hardly or not pellucid-punctulate, (6-) 8-12 (-16) by (3-) 4-6 (-7.5) cm; Flowers on axillary very short multibracteolate subglobular axes, 5-8 per cluster; Petals 5, linear-oblong, greenish-white, glabrous outside, hairy at apex inside, 2 by 0.5 mm. Stamens 5; Ovary superior, subglobose;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Basilan present, Catanduanes present, Halmahera present, Leyte present, Luzon present, Mindanao present, Mindoro present, Morotai present, N. Moluccas present, Sibuyan present
Malesia: Philippines (Basilan, Catanduanes, Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao, Mindoro, Sibuyan), N. Moluccas (Morotai, Halmahera).

Uses

Timber heavy, dull yellowish to pinkish, used for house building.

Citation

VIDAL 1885: Phan. Cuming. 23, 102
Merr. 1904 – In: Govt. Lab. Publ. Philip. p 15
SLEUM. 1980 – In: Blumea. p 164
FOXW. 1907 – In: Philip J. Sc. Bot. 393
CERON 1892: Cat. Manila. p 45
ROLFE 1909 – In: Philip J. Sc. Bot. 449, t. 22, f. 12
Elmer 1939: p. 3770. – In: Leafl. Philip. Bot. descr. angl.
Merr. 1923 – In: En. Philip. p 117
ROLFE 1886: Rev. Pl. Vase. Filip. p 86
VALET. 1886: Crit. Overz. Olacin. p 87