Thottea robusta

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Thottea robusta

Description

Erect shrub, 3-4 m high. Leaves char-taceous, variable in shape and size, obovate, sub-rhomboidal, ovate-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 17.5-40 by 7.5-25 cm; Inflorescence in the axils of foliage leaves, solitary or in fascicles of 2 or 3, sometimes sparsely shortly branched, spiciform, 0.5-3.5 cm long, densely villous; Stamens in 2 whorls: Capsules narrow spindle-shaped, straight or falcate, not or only slightly twisted at the top, 8-11.5 cm long, villous. Seeds ovoid, c. 4 by 2 mm, trigonous, tuberculate.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical, Bunguran present, E. slope of G. Ranai present, NW off Borneo present, Natuna Islands present
Malesia: Natuna Islands (NW off Borneo) (Bunguran: E. slope of G. Ranai); once collected.

Citation

DING HOU 1981: p. 330. – In: Blumea. f. 36, 37, 57-60
SCHMIDT 1935 – In: E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 16b. p 232