Crudia bantamensis

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Crudia bantamensis


Tree to 16 m high and 15( — 35) cm in diam. Leaves (1- or) 2- (or 3-)foliolate (usually one leaflet early shed and two persistent), shortly petioled; petiole and rachis 0.5-2.5 cm long. Stipules intrapetiolar, 3.5-4.5 mm long. Inflorescences axillary, up to 45 cm long, pendulous, the rachis puberulous, rather densely flowered; bracts 2-3.5 mm long, ovate or triangular, or 3-lobed at about the upper 1/3 (the middle lobe redivided into a 3-pointed fork), puberulous, glabrescent, often minutely ciliate on the margin; bracteoles 2, opposite, small, ovate or triangular, 0.35-0.75 mm long, puberulous on both surfaces, glabrescent, usually persistent; pedicels 1-2 mm, articulated at the apex, puberulous. Flowers white, yellowish white, or pale green, loosely puberulous outside, glabrescent, glabrous inside. Stamens 8-10; filaments up to c. 12 mm, glabrous; anthers ellipsoid, 0.75 mm long. Seeds slightly reniform, or irregularly rounded, 3-3.75 by 1.75-3 cm, rather smooth.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo (Kalimantan present, Sabah present), W Java present
Malesia: W Java and Borneo (Sabah and Kalimantan).


This species is said to be found often in W Java. Fischer (l.c.) reported one collection of it from Sabah (Arsat 1244, SAN). I have not seen this specimen. Recently the species was found in E Kalimantan (Wanariset): Ambri &. Arifin W845, L). Cultivated in Java (Hort. Bog., sub no. I-B-5a, I-I-38 & 38a). Hasskarl (l.c.) based his new species Touchiroa? bantamensis on living plants cultivated in the Botanical Garden Bogor, without designating the type. Dr Elizabeth Widjaja (in litt.) informed me that there is no herbarium specimen of that species made by Hasskarl in BO. For the type of this species, De Wit (l.c.) appointed the specimen collected in March 1925 by an unknown collector, from a tree originating from a Hasskarl collection from Bantam (W Java) in 1841, and cultivated in the Botanical Garden Bogor, under the number of I-i-38, as cited above.


Fischer 1932: Kew Bull.: 73
Backer & Bakh. f. 1964: Fl. Java: 527.
de Wit 1950: p. 415. – In: Bull. Bot. Gard. Buitenzorg: f. 1