Thottea beccarii

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Thottea beccarii


Erect shrublet, 75-120 cm high. Leaves firmly chartaceous, elliptic, rarely lanceolate or oblanceolate, 20-35 by 7.5-15 cm; Inflorescences near the basal part of stem, 1 or 2 in an axil of a scale-like leaf, c. 5 cm long, spiciform, slightly puberulous; Stamens in 2 whorls: Capsules siliquiform, 6.5-9 cm long, 4-angular, straight, narrowed and pointed at both ends, sparsely hairy or almost glabrous. Seeds broad-ellipsoid or subglobose, obscurely triangular on cross-section, 2 by 1.5-1.3 mm, prominently rugose, with transverse bars and tubercles, deeply furrowed.


Asahan present, Asia-Tropical: Sumatera (Sumatera present), Padang present
Malesia: Sumatra (Padang and Asahan), 4 collections.


Allied to T. borneensis but differing by the closely reticulate venation and scattered hairs; in T. borneensis the venation is scalariform or loosely reticulate and hairs are densely matted beneath.
Also allied to T. tricornis by the closely reticulate venation and inflorescences near the base of the stem, in the axils of bract-like reduced leaves, and further by the fruit and seed.