Sympetalandra unijuga

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Sympetalandra unijuga


Tree up to 30 m high, 50(-70) cm in diam.; buttresses up to 4 m high, extending 1 m from the trunk. Leaves bipinnate (some leaves pinnate in juvenile state), with 1 (2 or 3) pair(s) of pinnae, each pinna with (2) 3 or 4 (or 5) pairs of leaflets; petiole 2-5(-8) cm; main rachis 6-10 cm; stalk of pinnae 2-5 cm; rachis of pinnae 6 — 15( — 18) cm. Inflorescences racemose and paniculate, up to 10 cm long, the rachis loosely to densely hairy; pedicels 0.5-1 mm, articulated at the top, leaving a short, thick knob after the flower has fallen. Petals yellowish white. Stamens: filaments 2-6 mm.Ovary 3-6-ovuled. Seeds massive, 1-5 developed, the 2 cotyledons large, thick, c. 4 by 2.5 by 2 cm, even larger in 1-seeded pods; testa pink when fresh, dark brown when dry.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo (Kalimantan present, Sabah present, Sarawak present), Bengkulu present, E Coast present, Indragiri present, Johore present, Luzon present
Malesia: Sumatra (E Coast, Indragiri, Bengkulu), Malay Peninsula (Johore), Borneo (Sabah, Sarawak, Kalimantan), Philippines (Luzon).


Merr. 1929: Pl. Elmer. Born. 98.
Whitmore 1972: p. 274. – In: Tree Fl. Malaya. excl. SF 31984
Meijer 1974: Field Guide Trees W Mai: 197. f. 47
Cockb. 1976: p. 183. – In: Trees Sabah. f. 32.
Kosterm. 1958 – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. p 5