Serianthes grandiflora

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Serianthes grandiflora


Tree up to 35 m high, free bole up to 10 m, 66 cm in diameter. Leaves: Inflorescences tomentellous, up to c. 16 cm long. Flowers: Stamens white, up to 50 mm long, tube only slighdy exceeding the corolla- tube. Ovary sessile, glabrous. Seeds ellipsoid, 12.5-14.5 by 6-7.5 mm, areole oblong, pleurogram parallel to the margin, open towards the hilum.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sabah present); Jawa (Jawa present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Maluku (Maluku present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Koh Tarotao present, Manus Is present, S Thailand present, W Irian present
S Thailand (Koh Tarotao); in Malesia: Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Java, Philippines, Borneo (Sabah), Celebes, Moluccas, W Irian, and Manus Is.


Quite variable in flower size, sometimes even in one specimen, corolla length ranging from 23 to 32 mm.


Fosb. 1963 – In: Taxon: 34
Kanis 1980 – In: Brunonia: 312
Backer & Bakh. f. 1963 – In: Fl. Java: 550
Verdc. 1979: Manual New Guin. Legum.: 197
Whitm. 1972 – In: Tree Fl. Malaya: 289
Fosb. 1969 – In: Taxon: 351
Fosb. 1960 – In: Reinwardtia: 300
Nielsen 1984: Bull. Mus. Natn. Hist. Nat. Paris. – In: Adansonia: 93