Nephelium hamulatum

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Nephelium hamulatum


Tree, up to 24 m high, dbh up to 40 cm, with low buttresses. Leaves 1-4-jugate; Inflorescences pseudoterminal to probably terminal. Sepals slightly connate only, c. 1.5 mm long. Petals absent. Stamens 6 or 7. Ovary 2-celled. Fruits ellipsoid, at least 3 by 2 cm, densely aculeate, the appendages bulbous-based, flattened, acuminate triangular to acicular, straight or curved, obtuse, 3-6 mm long, woody, at least the apical part densely ferrugineous-puber-ulous;


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present)
Malesia: Malay Peninsula.


The present species is similar to N. mel-liferum; for differences see under that species.


Leenh. 1986 – In: Blumea. p 392
Ridley 1922 – In: Fl. Malay Penins. p 500
Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. p 967
Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. p 982