Iodes philippinensis

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Iodes philippinensis

Description

Woody climber, up to 6 m. Branchlets slender, striate, soft villous by ferrugineous fine rather short hairs as are the petioles; Leaves ovate-elliptic to -oblong, apex short acuminate, the midrib hardly projected beyond the lamina, base rounded or mostly slightly cordate, thin chartaceous, upper surface finally glabrous except the midrib, undersurface all over soft tomentose, more densely so on midrib and nerves, the hairs being of two markedly different types, i.e. stoutish substrigose ± appressed, and much finer, soft and ± erect ones, the latter sometimes rather scarce, the space between the veinlets hairless, (3-)5-9 by 2.5-5(-7) cm, midrib and 4-6 pairs of ascendent and ± looping nerves plain above, ± strongly raised beneath, less so the veins, reticulation of veinlets not very distinct; Sepals and petals persistent on the fruit for a long time.

Distribution

Ambon present, Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present); Philippines (Philippines present), Central E. Celebes present, Halmahera present, Morotai present, N. Borneo present, Talaud present, Ternate present
Malesia: N. Borneo, Philippines (all islands), Central E. Celebes (once found), Moluccas (Talaud, Morotai, Halmahera, Ternate, Ambon).

Citation

DAHL 1952: p. 274. – In: J. Arn. Arb. f. 68
Merr. 1926 – In: Philip. J. Sc. p 408
BAILL. 1886: Rev. Pl. Vasc. Filip. p 86
VIDAL 1885: Phan. Cuming. Philip. p 103
F.-VILL. 1880: Nov. App. p 46
HOCHR. 1910 – In: Ann. Jard. Bot. Btzg Suppl. p 855
HOCHR. 1905 – In: Bull. Inst. Bot. Btzg. p 107
HOLTH. & H. J. LAM 1942 – In: Blumea. p 205
HOCHR. 1904 – In: Bull. Inst. Bot. Btzg. p 40
C.B. ROB. 1911 – In: Philip. J. Sc. Bot. 209
HOLTH. & H. J. LAM 1942 – In: Blumea. p 205
SLEUM. 1969 – In: Blumea. p 224