Horsfieldia pulcherrima

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Horsfieldia pulcherrima


Tree 7-27 m. Leaves chartaceous, (elliptic-)oblong, (18-)24-36 by 8-14 cm, base rounded to attenuate, apex acute-acuminate; Inflorescences behind the leaves, with dense ± shaggy hairs 0.5-1.5 mm long; Fruits 1—3(—15) per infructescence, broadly ellipsoid to globose, 1.6-1.8 by 1.5-1.7 cm, with dense shaggy rusty hairs 2 mm long;


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Jambi present, Johore present, Pahang present
Malesia: Sumatra (Jambi), Peninsular Malaysia (Pahang, Johore).


2 Horsfieldia pulcherrima may superficially resemble and may be confused with the stout-leaved Gymnacranthera bancana, but the latter has a different indumentum, and lacks the blackish dots on the lower leaf surface. 1 When sterile, H. pulcherrima may be confused with H. flocculosa, Ft. su-perba, or H. wallichii, but the male flowers are quite different, similar to those of H. grandis. The species is peculiar because of its rather small, subglobose, densely to-mentose fruits; in related species the fruits (and ovary) are glabrous.