Leea smithii

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Leea smithii

Description

Small tree up to 3 m. Leaves 1- or 2-pinnate. Inflorescences c. 5 cm overall. Flowers unknown. Fruit c. 10 mm ø;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical, Minahassa present, NE. Celebes present
Malesia: NE. Celebes (Minahassa). .

Notes

In absence of flowers the taxonomic status and position remains in doubt. The fluted stems and the structure of the epidermis and cuticle are very distinctive. However, there is a possibility that the taxon represents an extreme variation of L. indica (BURM. f.) MERR.

Citation

Fl. N.O. Celebes 1922. pl. 59
KOORD.-SCHUM. 1914 – In: Syst. Verz. p 79
SUESSENG. 1953 – In: E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. p 386
RIDSDALE 1974: p. 96. – In: Blumea. f. 4/9
Fl. N.O. Celebes 1922. p 29