Olax psittacorum

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Olax psittacorum


Shrub with pendent branches, or generally scan-dent, 2-20 m; Branchlets often horizontally spreading, patently puberulous or pubescent at younger parts, glabrescent below, striate-wrinkled longitudinally in dry specimens (not transversely ridged!). Leaves almost distichous, ovate-elliptic-oblong, apex broadly attenuate to rounded, base slightly inequilateral, attenuate to obtuse, not rarely rounded and plicate, thin-coriaceous, dark to yellowish green, somewhat shining and glabrous above, initially short-pubescent at midrib beneath, glabrescent, 2-8 (-9.5) by (0.3-) 0.8-3.5 cm; Petals 3, of which 2 (rarely all) are split about halfway, thus 5(-6) petals seemingly present, linear-oblong, apex acute and incurved, glabrous, white, scented, 7-9 by c. 1.5 mm. Stamens 3, in the long-styled form reaching to the base of the sinus of the petals, in the short-styled form reaching 2-2.5 mm beyond it; Ovary ovoid, glabrous;


Asia-Tropical: India present; Jawa (Jawa present); Lesser Sunda Is. (Bali present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Thailand (Thailand present), Burma present, Ceylon present, Kangean Is present, Lesser Sunda Is present, Madura present, tropical W. Himalayas present
Widely distributed from Ceylon and tropical W. Himalayas through India, Burma, Indochina, Thailand; in Malesia: Malay Peninsula, Java incl. Kangean Is., Madura, Lesser Sunda Is. (Bali).


see ALMEIDA 1985 – In: J. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc.: 742
Ridl. 1893 – In: Trans. Linn. Soc. London: 286
Roxb. 1911: Schoolfl. Java: 222
HEYNE 1927: Nutt. Pl.: 592
Miq. 1856 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 785
VALET. 1886: Crit. Overz. Olacin.: 114
SLEUM. 1980 – In: Blumea: 157
KOORD.-SCHUM. 1912 – In: Syst. Verz.: 2
Ridl. 1911 – In: J. Str. Br. R. As. Soc.: 84
MAST. 1875 – In: Fl. Br. Ind.: 575
BURK. 1935: Dict.: 1578
Miq. 1856 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat.: 785
Ridl. 1922 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen.: 421
BACK. 1907 – In: Fl. Bat.: 290
Roxb. 1908: Voorl.: 54
Koord. 1912 – In: Exk. Fl. Java: 172
BEUMÉE 1922: Flor.-anal. Onderz. Djatibosschen: 113
BACK. & BAKH.f. 1965 – In: Fl. Java: 64