Gymnacranthera

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Gymnacranthera

Description

Shrubs or trees, dioecious. Leaves rarely brittle when dry, lower surface pale, not papillose, dots absent; Inflorescences paniculate, branched from near the base (female more condensed); Flowers short-pedicellate, bracteole absent. Fruits ellipsoid (globose in G. canarica, S India), 2-3.5 cm long, hairy or glabrescent;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa absent); Lesser Sunda Is. absent; Philippines (Philippines absent), E New Guinea present, Palawan absent, S India present, S Thailand present
The genus has 7 species, of which one, G. canarica (King) Warb., in S India, and 6 in S Thailand and Malesia east to E New Guinea; not known from Java, the Lesser Sunda Islands, and Palawan (Philippines).
(see p. 3).

Citation

W. J. de Wilde - in Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak. 2000: 343
J. Sinclair - in Gard. Bull. Sing. 1958: 96
J. Sinclair - in Gard. Bull. Sing. 1958: 434
R.T.A. Schouten - in Blumea. 1986: 451
Warb. - in Ber. Deutsch. Bot. Ges. 1895: 82
in Prodr. 1856: 200
King - in Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. Calc. 1891: 304
Gamble - in Mat. Fl. Malay Penins. 1912: 222
Miq. - in Fl. Ind. Bat. 1858: 63
Warb., Mon. Myrist. 1897: 131
Ridl. - in Fl. Malay Penins. 1924: 61