Ehretia acuminata

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Ehretia acuminata


Tree up to 25 m high. Young branches (blackish) brown, glabrous, older branches grey. Leaves lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate or oblong, (3—)5—15(—18) by (1.5-)2-8 cm, finely serrate, serrate, crenate-dentate to grossly dentate, indistinctly petiolate, base obliquely truncate to rounded, apex acute, with 4-7 nerves on each side, upper side glabrous, lower side with hairs along main nerves. Inflorescence terminal on main and lateral branches, paniculoid, with numerous flowers; pedicels 1-2.5 mm long. Stamens exserted. Fruit globose, c. 7 mm in diam.


Asia-Temperate, Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Lesser Sunda Is. (Bali present); Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present), Australasia, Flores present, Sumbawa present, Timor present
Australia, China; Malesia: Java, Philippines, Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali, Sumbawa, Flores, Timor), Moluccas, New Guinea.


The species is highly variable, but variation does not follow any geographical pattern as supposed by Johnston (1951). The assumption that Malesian specimens can be separated in a var. pyrifolia does not hold.


C.B.Rob. 1909 – In: Philipp. J. Sc., Bot.: 690
I.M.Johnston 1951 – In: J. Arnold Arbor. 32: 21
Roxb. 1824: p. 340. – In: Carey & Wall., Fl. Ind. 2: descr.
Miq. 1856 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 920
Miq. 1856 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 920
Backer & Bakh.f. 1965 – In: Fl. Java: 459
Koord. 1912 – In: Exk. Fl. Java: 127