Osmoxylon yatesii

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Osmoxylon yatesii

Description

Shrub, 1 m, glabrous, except for the inflorescence. Leaves clustered towards the ends of the stout branches; Inflorescence a terminal compound umbel, subsessile or peduncle stout 1-3 cm, bearing few ovate bracts 1 cm long; Stamens 4-5. Ovary 4-celled.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Catanduanes present, Luzon present
Malesia: Philippines (Luzon and Catanduanes).

Notes

The leaves are unlike any other Osmoxylon, resembling those of Macropanax or Schefflera. The flowers are described as yellow, and the fruit black. The only instance of a pseudo-fruit containing apparently normal seeds occurred in this species.

Citation

Merr. 1923 – In: En. Philip. p 225