Rinorea macrophylla

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Rinorea macrophylla


Growth apparently gradually; Leaves mostly distichous. Stipules not always ad-pressed, 1½-5(-6) mm, subulate and not visibly striate, often late caducous. Inflorescences mostly densely hairy, in structure like those of R. bengalensis but hypso-phylls more scale-like, the axes no more than 4 in number, with c. 5-25 flowers each and these but seldom in a clearly distichous arrangement, the pedicel scars mostly obscure; Sepals ± equal, fleshy, 1½-3 mm long, bluntly triangular to elliptic, dark-coloured, hairy outside. Petals fleshy, 2½- 5½ mm long, widest about the middle, more or less diverging, top sometimes recurved, more or less hairy outside. Ovary hairy, each carpel with 1 ovule; Fruit subtended by the dry spreading or reflexed sepals and petals, before dehiscence (sub)globose, c. 1¼ cm ø, valves leathery, dark purplish brown, sparsely hairy;


Asia present, Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Cebu present, Central Java present, Culion present, East Coast Res present, Guimaras present, Indo-China at ± 16-17° N present, Jolo present, Kangean Is present, Lampongs present, Langkawi Is present, Lesser Sunda Is present, Nusa Kembangan present, Palawan present, Palembang present, Peninsular Siam southwards to Pahang present, SE. Siam present, Timor present, very east of Siam present
Asia and Malesia; in the very east of Siam and in Indo-China at ± 16-17° N, SE. Siam, and Peninsular Siam southwards to Pahang in the Malay Peninsula (also Langkawi Is.); Sumatra (East Coast Res. and Lampongs, ? Palembang); Java (frequent on Nusa Kembangan, rare in Central Java, also Kangean Is.); Lesser Sunda Is. (Timor); Philippines (on the smaller islands S of the 12th parallel; Palawan, Culion, Guimaras, Cebu, Jolo). Scattered everywhere.


A shrub laxly branched often crooked (although in the herbarium many twigs are long and simple) 1-3 m tall, to a tree 6 m tall. Leaves bright green. Flowers with pale green calyx and yellow-green-white corolla. Fruits first pale green, greyish brown when ripe.
Occasionally the fruit 4-merous with 4 seeds.


Miq. 1859 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 115
OUDEM. 1867 – In: Miq., Ann. 3: 69
King 1896: p. 122. – In: Ann. R. Bot. Gard. Calc.: pi. 140B.
Ridl. 1922 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen.: 129
BACK. & BAKH.f. 1964 – In: Fl. Java: 194
JACOBS 1967 – In: Blumea: 135
Koord. 1912 – In: Exk. Fl. Java: 625
Miq. 1869 – In: Ann.: 216
J. J. SMITH 1914 – In: K. & V., Bijdr. 13: 68
Miq. 1869 – In: Ann.: 216
BACK. 1911: Schoolfl.: 216
Merr. 1923 – In: En. Philip.: 104
GAGN. 1939 – In: Fl. Gen. I.-C.: 194