Crudia acuta

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Crudia acuta


Tree to 8 m high. Leaves (2-)3-4(-6)-foliolate, shortly petioled; petiole and rachis 2.5-13.5 cm long. Stipules intrapetiolar, 1-2 mm long, sparsely puberulous outside, slightly hairy on edge. Inflorescences axillary, solitary, 20-30 cm long, pendulous, rachis puberulous, rather densely flowered; bracts c. 2 mm long, the outer ones ovate, inner ones 3-lobed (the middle lobe redivided into a 3-5-pointed fork) and fan-shaped, caducous, deciduous or persistent, puberulous, glabrescent, often minutely ciliate on the margin; bracteoles minute, triangular, 0.35-0.75 mm long; pedicels 1.5-3 mm, articulated at the apex, puberulous. Flowers yellowish or greenish white, puberulous outside, glabrescent, glabrous inside. Stamens 10; filaments 4-7 mm, glabrous; anthers 0.75 mm long.


Asia-Tropical, Indragiri present, Lampong present, Simalur Isl. present
Malesia: Sumatra (Simalur Isl., Indragiri, and Lampong).


There are several bracts at the base of the peduncle, which were described as 'peduncular bracts' by De Wit (1950: 410). These bracts appear to be 3-lobed, and the middle one redivided towards the lower one-third into a 4- (or 5-)pointed, more or less fan-shaped, hairy fork.