Osmoxylon insigne

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Osmoxylon insigne


A glabrous tree. Leaves large, palmately lobed; Inflorescence a terminal compound umbel c. 16 cm ø; Petals c. 3.25 mm long in bud (when dry), with 8-9 lobes above, tubular below. Stamens 8-9, with stout filaments. Ovary cylindric, 8-9-celled; Fruit unknown.


Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present), Batjan present
Malesia: Moluccas (Batjan).


Tufts of bristles along the entire length of the petiole together with the pinnatifid lobes of the leaf are distinctive. Seemann () referred to 5-flowered umbels with 5-angled drupes, but this probably relates to the New Guinea specimen which he included under this name.


Philipson 1976 – In: Blumea: 117