Leea quadrifida

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Leea quadrifida

Description

Small treelet up to 5 m, stem up to 4 cm ø. Leaves 1-pinnate, 5-9 crowded at the apex of the stem; Inflorescences 2-12 (-20) cm long, condensed, glabrous to densely fulvously pubescent; Flowers 4-merous, white. Ovary 4-celled; Fruit 15 mm ø, orange-brown;

Distribution

Agusan present, Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Benguet present, Biliran present, Bohol present, Cagayan present, Davao present, Ilocos Norte present, Isabela present, Laguna present, Luzon present, Mindanao present, Nueva Ecija present, Nueva Vizcaya present, Pampanga present, Surigao present
Malesia: Philippines: Luzon (Benguet, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Isabela, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Pampanga), Biliran, Bohol, Mindanao (Agusan, Davao, Surigao). .

Notes

In general the material previously included in taxa other than L. quadrifida has a tendency to have larger, more glabrous leaves and a seed with a simpler rumination outline. Material corresponding to that described as L. quadrifida tends to occur more commonly on ridges, particularly those bearing mossy forest.

Citation

Merr. 1923 – In: En. Philip. p 14
RIDSDALE 1974: p. 80. – In: Blumea. f. 2/6
Merr. 1923 – In: En. Philip. p 14
SUESSENG. 1953 – In: E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. p 386
Merr. 1923 – In: En. Philip. p 10
SUESSENG. 1953 – In: E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. p 386
SUESSENG. 1953 – In: E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. p 388