Ochrosia ackeringae

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Ochrosia ackeringae


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.


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.


Uniquely characterised by its hemisyncarpous fruits.


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


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