Sindora beccariana

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Sindora beccariana


Tree up to 44 m high and 77 cm in diam. Leaves 3- or 4-jugate; petiole 2.5-3.5 cm and rachis 8-14 cm long, slightly puberulous, glabrescent, or almost glabrous. Stipules caducous, not seen. Inflorescences paniculate, up to 16 cm long, lateral branches up to more than 5 cm long, both rachis and branches densely puberulous, moderately flowered; bracts and bracteoles ovate to lanceolate, 1-2.5 mm long, densely puberulous; pedicels 1-1.5 mm, densely puberulous. Petal elliptic or slightly obovate-oblong, 5 by 2.5-3.5 mm, fleshy; outside densely puberulous in the lower half; inside glabrous except with appressed hairs on the longitudinal, central part; margin villose. Stamens: united part of the filaments c. 1 mm high; free filaments and staminodes up to c. 10 mm, hairy often on the lower half; anthers 2 (perfect) largest, ellipsoid, c. 2.5 mm long, the others (much) smaller, up to 1.5 mm long. Ovary subsessile or very shortly stipitate, ovate-rhomboid or broadly ovate, c. 4 mm long, densely woolly, 2- or 3-ovuled; style up to c. 12 mm, involute or recurvate, hairy at the basal part; stigma small. Seeds broadly ovate or suborbicular, c. 3.5 by 3 cm.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo (Kalimantan present, Sabah present, Sarawak present)
Malesia: Borneo (Sarawak, Sabah, Kalimantan).


The hard pod is very characteristic, being evenly covered with sharp, straight spines.


The timber is cut and exported as a fine joiners wood (Cockburn, I.e.).


Cockb. 1976: p. 181. – In: Trees Sabah: f. 39.