Adenanthera kostermansii

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Adenanthera kostermansii


Tree to 35 m high, d.b.h. 70 cm. Branchlets puberulous, with a mixture of glandular and non- glandular hairs. Leaves: Stipules not seen. Petals yellow to yellowish white, elliptic-lanceolate, 2.5-4 mm, acute, glabrous. Stamens yellow to yellowish white, 3-4 mm; Ovary greenish yellow, glabrous, c. 1.5 mm, style 1.5 mm, stigma light green. Seeds glossy red with black spot distally, ± symmetrically suborbicular to obovoid in outline, c. 7 by 6.5-7 by 4 mm;


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present, S Philippines present
Malesia; Borneo, S Philippines (see note).


Some specimens from the Philippines (Mindanao, Leyte, Surigao) are densely patently puberulous on leaf rachis and pinnae, and referred to the present species with doubt. Study of fruiting and flowering material is needed to decide if these specimens really belong here.