Crudia tenuipes

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Crudia tenuipes


Tree to 27 m high and 38(-50) cm in diam.; buttresses steep, 1.5 m high and 30 cm extending outwards from the base. Leaves 2-4-foliolate, shortly petioled; petiole and rachis 1.5-7 cm long, not prolonged beyond the upper petiolule. Stipules intrapetiolar, minute, c. 1 mm long, caducous. Inflorescences axillary, up to 24 cm long, glabrous, loosely flowered; bracts triangular, up to c. 1.5 mm long, glabrous, caducous; bracteoles spaciously alternate at the lower half, or subopposite or opposite at the base, of the pedicel, triangular, minute, c. 0.2 mm long, glabrous, caducous; pedicels (7-)15-22(-30) mm, articulated at the base, glabrous. Flowers greenish white, greenish yellow, or white, scented, glabrous outside. Stamens (8-)10; filaments up to c. 12 mm, glabrous; anthers 0.7-1 mm long. Seeds transverse-oblong or slightly reniform, 2-2.2 by 3-3.7(-4.7) cm, slightly swollen, 1.8-2.3 cm, thick, smooth, shining.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo (Brunei present, Kalimantan present, Sabah present, Sarawak present)
Malesia: Borneo (Brunei, Sabah, Sarawak, Kalimantan).


Crudia tenuipes is characterized by the following characters: 1) Leaves 2-4- foliolate with glabrous leaflets, 2) pedicels rather long, usually 15-22 mm, 3) calyx lobes often puberulous on the inner surface, glabrescent, and 4) pods ellipsoid or fusiform, swollen, 5-8 by 2.5-3.5 by 1.8-2.5 cm; sometimes remains of calyx lobes which are sparsely hairy on the inner surface can be observed with a handlens of x 10.


Cockb. 1976: p. 160. – In: Trees Sabah. f. 33 lower left.
de Wit 1950 – In: Bull. Bot. Gard. Buitenzorg. p 430