Tristiropsis ferruginea

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Tristiropsis ferruginea


Tree, up to 30 m, dbh up to 40 cm. Branchlets c. 1 cm thick, when young densely orange-brown to ferrugineous tomentellous, glabrescent. Leaves: Sepals dark purple, hardly or not persistent in fruit, outer and inner hardly different (outer 2 broad-ovate, inner broad-obovate), c. 2.5 by 2-2.2 mm, inside rather densely appressed-hairy, margin entire, apparently not petaloid. Petals with a c. 1.25 mm long claw, the blade transversely half-elliptic, c. 1 by 1.5 mm, margin below the insertion of the scale densely woolly, upper part densely ciliate, apically crenu- late, inside woolly, the claw more densely so than the blade; Stamens 8; Fruits subglobular, c. 22 by 17 mm, at base contracted into a c. 1 mm long stipe, densely ferrugineous tomentellous, (1-) 2- (or 3-)celled, inside densely ferrugineous velvety.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sabah present, Sarawak present), Ba-ram Dist present, E Kutei, Sangkulirang Dist present, G. Api present, Mt Kinabalu present
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak, Ba-ram Dist., G. Api; Sabah, Mt Kinabalu; E Kutei, Sangkulirang Dist.).


For a description of the timber, see p. 427.