Saraca celebica

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Saraca celebica


Tree 8 m tall. Leaves 3- or 4-jugate, shortly petioled (1-1.5 cm), petiole and rachis 7-24.5 cm long. Inflorescences 5-14 cm wide, slightly pubescent, glabrescent, or glabrous; branches up to c. 16 cm long; bracts and bracteoles caducous, more or less equal in shape and size, ovate, 1-2 mm long, puberulous outside, minutely hairy on the margin; pedicels 12-22 mm, the length of pedicel between bracteoles and flower 8-18 mm. Flowers orange red or red, fragrant, obscurely articulated near the base, slightly puberulous or subglabrous outside. Stamens 4(-6); staminodes 0-2, when present c. 1 mm; filaments 10-27 mm, glabrous; anthers ellipsoid or oblong, c. 2 mm long; free parts of staminodes (0.5-) 1-5 mm. Seeds (only one seen) suborbicular, slightly depressed at the hilum side, c. 3.7 by 3.1 by 1.2 cm, glossy dark brown.


Asia-Tropical, E Malili present, Menado present, Soekon present
Malesia: Celebes (Menado, E Malili, Soekon). Five collections known.


The bracts and bracteoles of this species are caducous, so they are mostly not present on a specimen with open flowers or fruits.


Zuijderh. 1968: p. 417. – In: Blumea: map 1
W.J. de Wilde 1981 – In: Blumea: 235.