Crudia blancoi

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Crudia blancoi


Tree to 28 m high. Leaves 7-9-foliolate, shortly petioled; petiole and rachis 5-11.5 cm long, prolonged c. 5 mm beyond the top leaflet. Stipules intrapetiolar, minute. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, usually erect, 13 — 17( — 27) cm long, the rachis puberulous, rather densely flowered; bracts caducous or wanting, if present then ovate or triangular, up to 5 mm long, glabrous; bracteoles very small, subulate, 0.35-1 mm long; pedicels 2-3.3(-6?) mm, articulated at the apex, puberulous. Flowers white, puberulous, glabrescent, or almost glabrous outside. Stamens 10; filaments 5-7 mm, usually glabrous; anthers 0.75 mm long. Seeds: only very young one seen.


Asia-Tropical, Luzon present, Tanimbar Is. present, Western Prov. present
Malesia: Philippines (Luzon), Moluccas (Tanimbar Is.), and Papua New Guinea (Western Prov.).


The flowers of this species have a very short style, 1-2.5 mm long. De Wit (l.c.: 419, f. 2) correctly recorded the length of the style as "2 to 2.5 mm long" in the description, but it was erroneously drawn by a draughtsman as long as 8-10 mm.


Blanco 1878: p. 121. – In: Fl. Filip., ed. 3: t. 244
Merr. 1918: Sp. Blanc.: 170
de Wit 1950: p. 419. – In: Bull. Bot. Gard. Buitenzorg: f. 2.