Leea amabilis

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Leea amabilis


Treelet up to 2 m high. Leaves 1-pinnate, leaflets 7-9. Inflorescences 4-8 cm long, somewhat contracted, few-flowered, pubescent; Flowers 5-merous, white. Ovary usually 6-celled, style 2 mm. Fruit 15-20 mm ø, deeply grooved between segments;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo (Kalimantan present, Sarawak present), E. Kutei present, Kuching area present, West Borneo present
Malesia: West Borneo (Sarawak: ?Kuching area; Kalimantan: E. Kutei). .


Originally described from a plant introduced into cultivation by VEITCH & Sons from a collection of CURTIS in Borneo. Independently collected by TEUSCHER and introduced into cultivation in Belgium via Comp. Contin. d’Hort. à Gand. No longer known to be cultivated in Europe.


W. ROB. 1882 – In: Garden. p 352
ex MASTERS 1882: p. 492. – In: Gard. Chron. f. 77
ANON. 1900: Kew Bull. p 234
RIDSDALE 1974: p. 80. – In: Blumea. f. 2/2, 5/8-10
Merr. 1921: En. Born. p 368
C. BONSTEDT 1931: Parey's Blumengart. p 895
SUESSENG. 1953 – In: E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. p 385
LINDEN & RODRIGAS 1884: p. 59. – In: ILL. Hort. t. 518
HALL.f. 1897 – In: Ann. Jard. Bot. Btzg. p 241