Aglaia macrostigma

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Aglaia macrostigma

Description

Tree up to 25 m. Bark smooth brown or grey; inner bark pink or red and fibrous; sapwood pink or pale pink; latex white. Leaves impari- pinnate, up to 40 cm long; petiole up to 15 cm, petiole, rachis and petiolules with indu- mentum like the twigs. Inflorescence axillary or ramiflorous, up to 20 cm long and 15 cm wide; peduncle up to 1.5 cm, peduncle, rachis, branches and pedicels densely covered with stellate hairs or scales. Flowers c. 2.5 mm long; pedicels up to 1 mm. Staminal tube shorter than the corolla, subglobose, with a wide entire aperture; anthers 5, about half the length of the staminal tube, ovoid, inserted just above the centre and curved with the tube with the apices just protruding through the aperture. Fruits up to 4.5 cm long and 3 cm wide, pyriform, yellow or brown; densely covered with orange-brown stellate hairs with numerous short arms; fruitstalks up to 1.5 cm.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present)
Malesia: Peninsular Malaysia.

Taxonomy

Aglaia macrostigma resembles A. forbesii, but the leaves of A. macrostigma have 3–9 leaflets and those of A. forbesii 9–15; the leaflets of A. macrostigma are usually bluish–green above and orange-brown below when dry and the tiny peltate or stellate scales are inconspicuous. The inflorescences are often ramiflorous and the fruits are pyriform while in A. forbesii the inflorescences are axillary and the fruits sub- globose or ellipsoid. The indumentum of A. macrostigma resembles that of A. edulis, but the fruit of the latter is subglobose.

Citation

Pannell 1989 – In: Tree Fl. Malaya. p 219
Pannell 1992 – In: Kew Bull, Add. Ser. 236.
Ridley 1922 – In: Fl. Malay Penins. p 410