Illicium kinabaluense

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Illicium kinabaluense


Small tree, to 14 m height, 90 cm girth. Leaves ± coriaceous, elliptic, (4.5—)7(—11) by 1.5-3 cm, midrib ± impressed above and prominent below, apex (short-)acuminate, base attenuate, margins slightly re volute; petioles c. 9-16 mm long, grooved on adaxial surface. Flowers axillary on young growth, generally solitary; pedicels 12-20 mm long at anthesis. Fruit of up to 8 follicles.


Mt Kinabalu, Sabah present
Malesia: restricted to Mt Kinabalu, Sabah.


R.M. K. Saunders 1995 – In: Tree Fl. Sabah & Sarawak. p 230
R.M. K. Saunders 1995 – In: Bot. J. Linn. Soc. p 342