Sindora coriacea

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Sindora coriacea


Tree 18-33 m high and 31-95 cm in diam.; buttresses 60 cm high and spread. Leaves 3- or 4-jugate; petiole (1.5-)2.5-4 cm and rachis 5.5- 10(-14) cm long, glabrous. Stipules caducous, not seen. Inflorescences paniculate, up to 20(-30) cm long, lateral branches up to 7 cm long, both rachis and branches densely puberulous; bracts and bracteoles ovate or lanceolate, 1.5-3 mm long, densely puberulous; pedicels 1-2.5 mm, densely puberulous. Flowers yellow, fragrant. Petal slightly obovate-oblong, 6.5-7.5 by 3-3.5 mm; outside densely puberulous; inside glabrous except margin villose. Stamens: united basal parts of the filaments c. 2 mm high; free filaments and staminodes up to c. 12 mm, sparsely hairy often at lower part or at base, or glabrous; two largest anthers ellipsoid, c. 3.5 mm long, the others smaller, up to 1.5 mm long. Ovary subsessile, slightly ellipsoid, c. 4 mm long, densely woolly along the suture, 4- or 5-ovuled; style up to c. 10 mm, glabrous; stigma small. Seeds 2 or 3, arillate.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo (Kalimantan present, Sabah present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present), E Coast present, Peninsula present
Thailand (Peninsula); Malesia: Sumatra (E Coast), Malay Peninsula, Borneo (Sabah, Kalimantan).


The glabrous leaves and unarmed pods are characteristic for plants of the present species.


Cockb. 1976: p. 182. – In: Trees Sabah. f. 39
de Wit 1949: p. 30. – In: Bull. Bot. Gard. Buitenzorg. f. 5
Whitmore 1972 – In: Tree Fl. Malaya. p 271
K. & S.S. Larsen 1984: p. 98. – In: Fl. Thailand. f. 25/7-8.