Arthrophyllum montanum

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Arthrophyllum montanum

Description

Shrub or small tree to 6 m, unbranched or sparingly branched, rufous-tomentose on the young parts, becoming glabrous. Leaves tufted at the ends of the branches, multijugate, c. 30-55 by 12-22 cm; Inflorescences on specialized leafy branches either in terminal clusters or axillary in the upper leaves; Petals (4-)5, 2 mm long in bud. Stamens (4-)5. Ovary turbinate; Fruit spheroidal, c. 8 by 5 mm, calyx and stylopodium rather prominent.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present), Kedah present, Selangor present
Malesia: Malay Peninsula (Kedah to Selangor).

Notes

Similar to 12. A. maingayi but distinguished by the more leathery leaves and by the leafy inflorescence branches which are usually absent in A. maingayi.

Citation

Ridl. - in Fl. Mal. Pen. 1922: 886
Philipson - in Gard. Bull. Sing. 1977: f. 8
Ridl. - in Fl. Mal. Pen. 1922: 886
Ridl. - in Fl. Mal. Pen. 1922: 886