Weinmannia devogelii

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Weinmannia devogelii


Tree 5-20 m high, up to 40 cm dbh. Leaves imparipinnate with (0-)2-6 pairs of lateral leaflets; Stipules ± orbicular and larger ones amplexicaul, up to 1.4 by 1.6 cm. Inflorescence of 1-3 pairs of dyads or tetrads, sometimes a few successive nodes flowering; Flowers unisexual and plants dioecious; Capsule with valves 1.9-2.5 by 1.2-1.5 mm at dehiscence; Seeds ellipsoid to broadly ellipsoid, 0.5-0.7 mm long, 4 per capsule, comose at both ends, the hairs to 2 mm long.


Asia-Tropical, Eastern South Sulawesi near Malili and Lake Matano present
Malesia: Eastern South Sulawesi near Malili and Lake Matano.


Locally common.


2. Buttresses few or absent. Flowers usually described as pink, or rarely white. 1 Weinmannia devogelii is a satellite of widespread and variable W. fraxinea, and the differences between them are not great. However, W. devogelii has a unique morphological feature (the very short pedicel) not seen in W. fraxinea, a distinctive ecology, and an allopatric distribution. The leaf characters of W. devogelii fall within the range for W. fraxinea and sterile specimens cannot be distinguished; the latter species is assumed to be absent from Sulawesi as no fertile material has yet been identified as belonging to it.