Horsfieldia talaudensis

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Horsfieldia talaudensis


Tree 15-35 m. Leaves membranous or chartaceous, oblong-lanceolate, 8-30 by 2.5-10 cm, base attenuate, apex acute-acuminate, finely pale-pustulate on both surfaces; Inflorescences with dense hairs 0.1-0.2 mm long, about 3 times branched; Fruits 3-10 per infructescence, short-ellipsoid, 1.5-1.6 by 1.3-1.4 cm, glabrescent, at first with stellate hairs 0.1 mm or less (hence ovary pubescent), without conspicuous tubercles;


Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present), Karakelong present, Minahassa present, Talaud Is present
Malesia: Moluccas (Talaud Is.: Karakelong), possibly Sulawesi (Minahassa, see note 2).


2 Koorders 18136 (Sulawesi) is sterile but agrees in leaf colour and texture with the specimens from the Talaud Islands. 1 Horsfieldia talaudensis possibly is endemic on the Talaud Islands. It belongs to the group of species with firm, transversely ellipsoid to subglobose male buds, the androecium with strongly inflexed anthers, connate to about halfway, with slender hairy pedicels, and pubescent ovary (thinly pubescent young fruits).