Ochrosia ackeringae

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Ochrosia ackeringae

Description

Shrub or tree, 3-10 m high. Branchlets usually angular to subangular upwards, 2-4 mm diameter. Leaves in whorls of 2 or 3, coriaceous or papyraceous when dried; Inflorescence 2.5-10.7 cm long, terminal and axillary cymes, in whorls of 2 or 3; Flowers fragrant, 8-20 on each inflorescence. Sepals ovate to broadly so, margin ciliolate, apex rounded, middle part of the lower half thick, ciliolate outside, smooth inside. Stamens inserted at 3 mm below the mouth, 0.8 of the length of the corolla tube; Fruit hemisyncarpous, V-shaped; Seeds 2 or 3 at either placenta.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sabah present); Jawa (Jawa present); Maluku (Maluku present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Australasia, Luzon present, Mindanao present, Palawan present, Papua New Guinea present, Samar present, Solomon Islands present
Australia, Solomon Islands; in Malesia: Sumatra, Borneo (Sabah), Java, Philippines (Luzon, Palawan, Samar, Babuyanes, Mindanao), Sulawesi, Moluccas, Papua New Guinea.

Morphology

Uniquely characterised by its hemisyncarpous fruits.

Uses

The seeds are said to be edible either raw or cooked.

Citation

D.J. Middleton - in Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak. 2004: 43
Pichon - in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris). 1947: 208
Bakh.f. - in Blumea. 1950: 386
Markgr. - in Blumea. 1979: 238
Merr., Enum. Philipp. Fl. Pl. 1923: 330
F. Muell. - in Fragm. 1871: 131
Pichon - in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris). 1947: 208
Fl. Ned. Ind., Eerste Bijv. 1861: 553
Fosberg, Boiteau & Sachet - in Adansonia. 1977: 23
Backer & Bakh.f. - in Fl. Java. 1965: 232
Hendrian - in Blumea. 2004: 117
Valeton - in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg. 1895: 229
Miq. - in PROSEA. 1991: 349