Willughbeia grandiflora

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Willughbeia grandiflora

Description

Large woody climber to 40 m. Branchlets usually minutely and sparsely puberulent, more rarely glabrous; Leaves: Inflorescence axillary; Sepals ovate, 1.9-2.6 mm long, lobes 1.1-1.6 by 1.2-2 mm, 0.7-1.1 times as long as wide, apex rounded or obtuse, often undulate edged or slightly reflexed, puberulent, ciliate. Stamens inserted at 2.6-3.8 mm from corolla base which is 0.15-0.37 of tube length; Ovary 0.5-1 mm long;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present), southern Thailand present
Southern Thailand; in Malesia: Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.

Uses

The latex has been used for rubber but as the plant is not common it was never commercially exploited.

Citation

I.M. Turner - in Gard. Bull. Singapore. 1993: 37
Ridl. - in Fl. Malay Penins. 1923: 322
D.J. Middleton - in Fl. Thailand. 1999: 22
I.M. Turner - in Gard. Bull. Singapore. 1997: 131
Hook.f. - in PROSEA. 2000: 134
D.J. Middleton - in Blumea. 1993: 14
Merr., Bibliogr. Enum. Born. Pl. 1921: 496
Masam., Enum. Phan. Born. 1942: 626
Markgr. - in Blumea. 1973: 411
King & Gamble - in J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal. 1907: 392
Tsiang - in Sunyatsenia. 1934: 94
Coode et al., Checklist Pl. Brunei. 1996: 29
Ridl. - in J. Straits Branch Roy. Asiat. Soc. 1900: 83