Horsfieldia punctata

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Horsfieldia punctata


Tree 10-25 m. Leaves coriaceous, (elliptic-)oblong, 4.5-12 by 2-5 cm, base (short-) attenuate, apex rounded to subacute; Inflorescences with dense rusty hairs 0.2-0.3 mm; Fruits 2-4 per infructescence, ovoid, 2-2.3 by 1.7-1.9 cm, glabrous, finely granulate;


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present), Cameron Highlands present, Fraser's Hill present, Genting present, Gunung Bunga Bua present
Malesia: Peninsular Malaysia (Cameron Highlands; Fraser's Hill, Genting, Gunung Bunga Bua).


2 Horsfieldia punctata is obviously closely related to H. glabra from S Sumatra and Java, and to H. montana, H. punctatifolia and H. subalpina. Horsfieldia montana (from Borneo) is very similar in general habit as well as in male flowers and fruit shape, but lacks the characteristic dots on the leaves; H. punctatifolia, a species with a wider distribution in Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, and Borneo, differs in membranous leaves and larger fruits with a very thick-leathery pericarp. Horsfieldia subalpina also seems related, but lacks the leaf dots, has larger and less coriaceous leaves, and larger fruits. Horsfieldia punctatifolia has glabrous pedicels and in H. subalpina the pedicels are finely puberulous in the lower part, similar as in the present species. Generally H. glabra has a much shorter indumentum. 1 The available flowers are clearly immature and hence the anthers are difficult to count; possibly there are c. 11 thecae and in reality only 5 or 6 anthers.