Parsonsia penangiana

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Parsonsia penangiana


Branchlets sparsely puberulent to glabrous. Leaves opposite; Inflorescence an axillary cyme, 6.8-8 cm long, puberulent on upper parts; Sepals ovate, 1.5-2.4 by 1.1-1.5 mm, 1.3-1.7 times as long as wide, apex acute to acuminate, puberulent. Stamens inserted at c. 1.8 mm from corolla base which is c. 0.5 of tube length; Ovary 1-1.1 mm long; Fruit linear, 14.7-15.1 cm by 8-9 mm. Seeds 11.2-14.2 by 1.9-2.2 mm;


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present), southern Thailand present
Southern Thailand; in Malesia: Peninsular Malaysia.


It is closely related to P. alboflavescens but easily distinguished by its ovoid buds which are usually somewhat papillose outside.


Ridl. 1923 – In: Fl. Malay Penins.: 351
King & Gamble 1999 – In: Fl. Thailand: 138
D.J. Middleton 1997 – In: Blumea: 222
I.M. Turner 1997 – In: Gard. Bull. Singapore 47: 128