Kopsia grandifolia

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Kopsia grandifolia


Tree to 3 m tall. Branchlets sparsely puberulent, sparsely lenticellate or not, terete or weakly angled. Leaves: Inflorescence dichasial, with or without longer unbranched branches, 3.2-8 cm long with axes 1.7-6.5 cm long and branches 1.5-1.9 mm wide, sparsely to densely puberulent; Sepals ovate, 1.6 by 1.5-2.2 mm, 0.7-1.1 times as long as wide, apex rounded, ciliate, densely puberulent, glabrous inside. Stamens inserted at c. 15 mm from corolla base which is c. 0.8 of corolla tube length in the rehydrated flower, anthers 2.6-2.7 by 0.6 mm, 4.3-4.5 times as long as wide, apex 0.4-1.1 mm from corolla throat. Ovaries 0.8-0.9 mm high, glabrous; Fruit falcate with a blunt hooked spur in the lower part of the fruit, 18.5-19 by 9.5-10 by 4 mm, hook c. 2 mm long, sparsely puberulent.


Anambas Islands present, Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present)
Malesia: Peninsular Malaysia and probably the Anambas Islands (see note 2).


2 Henderson 20395 from the Anambas Islands is a paratype of K. lapidilecta, the type of which is from the Natuna Islands. It is a rather poor specimen without a corolla. However, it does have leaves like K. grandifolia, pubescent when young, the remnants of the inflorescence are pubescent, and a comment on the label notes that the now missing corolla lobes are narrow. Kopsia lapidilecta also has rather narrow corolla lobes but has glabrous leaves and a glabrous inflorescence. 1 David 265 has an extremely short style, shorter than any other observed in the genus. The type collection of the species, Burkill HMB4230, has a style which places the style head at the same level as the stamens as is the case in all the other species. Because there are so few specimens of this species I am unsure whether the short style of David 265 is just an aberrant character or whether it has some pollination function.