Parsonsia philippinensis

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Parsonsia philippinensis


Branchlets minutely puberulent. Leaves opposite; Inflorescence of axillary and, often, terminal cymes, robust, 3.3-10 cm long; Sepals ovate to oblong, 1.6-2.7 by 1.3-1.7 mm, 1-2.1 times as long as wide, apex rounded to obtuse, puberulent. Stamens inserted at 0.9-2.1 mm from corolla base which is 0.2-0.6 of tube length; Ovary 0.8-1.6 mm long; Fruit fusiform, thick-walled, glabrous, 8-13.3 by 1-1.4 cm. Seeds not seen.


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


This species can be distinguished from P. alboflavescens by the fleshy flowers and the large overlap of the corolla lobes in P. philippinensis.


Merr. 1999 – In: Fl. Thailand: 138
D.J. Middleton 1997 – In: Blumea: 223
Kerr 1939 – In: Craib, Fl. Siam. 2: 453