Osmoxylon ramosii

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Osmoxylon ramosii

Description

Erect, unbranched, or sparingly branched, 4 m high shrub, becoming glabrous. Inflorescence a terminal compound umbel, 10-15 cm ø; Stamens 4, exserted, filaments broad. Ovary subcylindric, obscurely angled, 4-celled. Fruit spherical 9 mm ø, 4-ribbed when dry.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Luzon present
Malesia: Philippines (Luzon).

Notes

The fiat-topped inflorescence is c. 15 cm ø with much-reduced leaves below it. The inflorescence rays are dark purplish and the flowers orange-yellow. The bark is grey and the wood soft.
This is the only species in the Philippines without opposite bracts on the lateral branches of the inflorescence rays. In this respect it resembles 22. O. palmatum and a few other species.

Citation

Merr. 1923 – In: En. Philip. p 224