Wrightia pubescens subsp. pubescens

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Wrightia pubescens subsp. pubescens


Branchlets glabrous to sparsely puberulent. Leaves: Inflorescence terminal, 2.5-6 cm long; Sepals ovate, 2.8-5 by 2.2-3 mm, 1.2-1.8 times as long as wide, apex obtuse to rounded and slightly reflexed or not, margins slightly reflexed, sparsely to densely pubescent, colleters large and wide in sinuses. Stamens inserted at 0.7-0.9 of tube length from base, strongly exserted from tube; Fruit of connate follicles, splitting into 2 at dehiscence, 6.6-29.5 by 1.2-1.6 cm (see note), glabrous, lenticellate or not. Seeds 12.3-17 by 1.3-2.3 mm;


Asia-Tropical: Lesser Sunda Is. present; Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present, Australasia, Eastern Java present, Northern Territories present
Australia (Northern Territories); in Malesia: Eastern Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, New Guinea.


There are a number of specimens of this subspecies where the fruit is very short and rather misshapen. The dimensions are not included in the description above as I suspect insect damage in the formation of the fruit.