Paranephelium macrophyllum

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Paranephelium macrophyllum


Tree up to 12 m high, dbh 10-40(-60) cm, sometimes a shrub. Leaves 3-5-jugate, glabrous (or rachis beneath sparsely hairy); Inflorescences axillary (to terminal), stout, often single, 25-60 cm long, tomentose. Flowers fragrant. Sepals 5, slightly connate at base, all equal, deltoid to broadly ovate, acute, 1-2.1 by 1.2-2.3 mm, reddish. Petals obtri-angular to suborbicular, 1-2 by 0.8-1.8 mm, pink to white, outside glabrous; Stamens 7 or 8; Fruits 2-3 by 2.5-3.7 cm;


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Thailand (Thailand present), Kedah present, Perak present
Malesia: Malay Peninsula (Thailand, Kedah, Perak).


The oil of the seed is used for the skin and as lamp oil.


Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98: 1323
Corner 1952: Wayside Trees: 594: f. 211
Ridley 1922 – In: Fl. Malay Penins.: 509
Davids 1984: p. 432. – In: Blumea: f. 2
Keng 1969: Malayan Seed Plants: f. 118
Craib 1926 – In: Fl. Siam. Enum.: 334
Yap 1989 – In: Tree Fl. Malaya: 456