Horsfieldia xanthina subsp. xanthina

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Horsfieldia xanthina subsp. xanthina


Tree 10-17 m.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present (Sarawak present)
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak).


Subspecies xanthina is characterized by the usually flaking bark of the twigs, coriaceous and often ± reddish brown tinged leaves, and coriaceous rather large male flowers with a typical androecium of only 6-12 thecae and a marked androphore. Possibly it is confined to kerangas at higher altitudes. It is close to H. majuscula, from Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra, which differs by non-flaking bark of twigs, membranous leaves, 14-18 thecae, pedicel articulated at base, and possibly by larger fruits.