Lepisanthes ferruginea

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Lepisanthes ferruginea


Tree, up to 20 m high, dbh up to 60 cm. Branchlets terete, 6 mm in diam., slightly ribbed, greyish to yellowish brown, when young rather densely minutely hairy, glabrescent. Leaves (l-)2(-3)-ju-gate; Inflorescences up to 45 cm long, ferrugineous to fulvous velvety, glabrescent; Sepals in vivo bright green, outside fulvous-sericeous, margin glandular-ciliolate, inside glabrous, outer 2 oblong-ovate, 2.8 by 2 mm, inner 3 broadly obovate, 3.5 by 2.5 mm. Petals obo-vate-cuneate, 4.5 by 2.8 mm, white, hardly clawed, outside in the basal half densely appressed long-hairy, the margin except for the upper ⅓ long-ciliate; Stamens slightly exserted; Ovary 1.5 mm, style conical, 1 mm, stigma faintly 3-lobed. Fruits slightly 3-lobed, mostly only 1 lobe developed, this globular, c. 2.5 cm in diam., densely ferrugineous (when fresh orange to brown) velvety; Seeds slightly flattened ellipsoid, 1.8 by 1.2 by 1 cm, testa shining, papery, hilum elliptic, 5 by 2 mm.


Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Bantam present, East Coast, Sibolangit present, Pasuruan present, Pe-rak: near G. Bubu present, Preanger present, Tioman I present
Malesia: Sumatra (once collected: East Coast, Sibolangit), Malay Peninsula (Pe-rak: near G. Bubu; Tioman I.), Java (few: Bantam, Preanger, Pasuruan).


Timber used for construction.


Koord. & Valeton 1903 – In: Bijdr. Booms. Java. p 162
Backer 1911: Schoolfl Java. p 262
Backer & Bakh. f. 1965 – In: Pl. Java. p 134
Koord. & Valeton 1913: Atlas. f. 134
Radlk. 1932 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. p 720
Radlk. 1879: Sapind. Holl.-Ind. 19,22, 56,68