Micrechites serpyllifolius

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Micrechites serpyllifolius

Description

Branchlets sparsely villous, puberulent or glabrous, becoming glabrous with age; Leaves: Inflorescence axillary and terminal; Sepals ovate, 0.7-2 times as long as wide, 0.8-1.5 by 0.6-1.1 mm, apex obtuse to rounded, tomentose or puberulent; Stamens inserted 1.2-2.3 mm from base which is 0.4-0.6 of tube length; Ovaries 0.6-1.2 mm long, pubescent; Fruit glabrous; Seeds linear;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Jawa (Jawa present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present, Singapore present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present); Thailand (Thailand present)
Thailand; in Malesia: Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Java, Philippines, Sulawesi.

Uses

Previously yielded a non-commercial rubber before the widespread use of Hevea brasiliensis.

Citation

Burkill & M.R. Hend. 1925 – In: Gard. Bull. Straits Settlem. p 397
Tsiang 1934 – In: Sunyatsenia. p 126
P.I. Forst. 2000 – In: PROSEA. p 127
Backer & Bakh.f. 1965 – In: Fl. Java. p 234
Kessler et al. 2002 – In: Blumea. p 14
I.M. Turner 1997 – In: Gard. Bull. Singapore 47. p 126
Ridl. 1923 – In: Fl. Malay Penins. p 368
Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. Fl. Pl. p 332
Ridl. 1923 – In: Fl. Malay Penins. p 369
Bakh.f. 1950 – In: Blumea. p 389
Ridl. 1923 – In: Fl. Malay Penins. p 368
D.J. Middleton 1994 – In: Blumea. p 85
D.J. Middleton 1999 – In: Fl. Thailand. p 117