Horsfieldia glabra

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Horsfieldia glabra


Tree 6-25 m. Leaves in 2 or 3 rows, membranous to thinly coriaceous (very brittle when dry), elliptic or obovate to oblong-lanceolate, 8-27 by 3-10.5 cm, base usually long-attenuate, apex acute(-acuminate); Inflorescences among or behind the leaves, with dense to sparse hairs to 0.1 mm long, sometimes glabrescent; Fruits 2-6 per infructescence, ovoid-ellipsoid, base (broadly) rounded, 1.8-2.4 by 1.4-1.9 cm, glabrous, drying blackish brown, without lenticel-like tubercles;


Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Lesser Sunda Is. (Bali present), Mentawai I. north to Simeulue present, Sima-loer I present, W, C & S Sumatra present
Malesia: W, C & S Sumatra, Mentawai I. north to Simeulue (Sima-loer I.), Java (3 varieties), Bali.


In H. glabra dots are always present on the lower leaf surface, a character regarded by Sinclair (1958: 413) as exclusive for the related H. punctatifolia which it resembles vegetatively.