Brackenridgea palustris

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Brackenridgea palustris

Description

Tree, up to 30 m, 1.2 m ø. Leaves (ovate-) oblong to (ovate-)lanceolate, 4-12½ by 1½-5 cm (up to 20 cm long on young treelets), mostly acute to acuminate, sometimes obtuse at apex, rounded to acute, often ± tapering at base, margin entire, ± acicular denticulate in young treelets; Inflorescences terminal, made up of 3(-5)-flowered, shortened cymes, sessile, or with up to 0.5 cm long peduncle, flowering simultaneously, sometimes 2 inflorescences of different stages in close succession, the 5-10(-25) mm long rachis growing on vegetatively, sometimes branching in the lower parts; Sepals ovate to oblong, 3½-6 by 1½-3 mm. Petals ovate to obovate-lanceolate, 3.5-7 by 1½-3 mm. Ovaries c. 0.7 by 0.5 mm; Fruits up to 8 by 6 mm.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Borneo present; Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Palawan present
Malesia: Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Philippines (Palawan), and Celebes.

Citation

BARTELL. 1970 – In: Fl. Thail. p 27
FURTADO 1962 – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. p 184
Merr. 1923 – In: En. Philip. p 68
FURTADO 1962 – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. p 183
KANIS 1968 – In: Blumea. p 46
Ridl. 1922 – In: Fl. Mal. Pen. p 367