Cynometra malaccensis

Author: Knaap-van Meeuwen

Morphological description (malaccen Cyn lv/fl/po Blum18 f2 )
Tree , 20-40 m.

Leaves 2- or 3-jugate; petiole 3-8 mm, rachis 5-6 cm, puberulous. Leaflets ovate-oblong to oblong, 4-11 by 1.8-3.5 cm; shortly acuminate, slightly emarginate at the tip; midrib 6-15 mm from the upper margin; nerves 5-7 pairs (malaccensis Cynometra 139523).

Inflorescence : rachis 2-3 cm, puberulous; bracts 2-9 mm long, tomentose, sometimes glabrescent; bracteoles 3-4 mm long, inserted at the base of pedicel; pedicels 4-8 mm, strigose to tomentose, sometimes laxly hairy.

Flower: Hypanthium 1.25-2 mm deep. Sepals 3-4 mm long. Petals 2-4 mm long. Stamens 3-6 mm. Ovary sericeous, woolly or villous; stipe 0.8-1.5 mm; style 0.5-3 mm.

Fruits broadly obovoid, ellipsoid, slightly reniform, or suborbicular, brown scurfy, 4-5.25 by 3.75-4.5 cm, quite flat when young (0.4-0.5 cm thick), somewhat thickened towards the margin (malaccensis Cynometra pod FT10 ).

India, Thailand (Peninsular); in Malesia : Malay Peninsula.

Common in the lowlands and hills to 600 m; sometimes locally abundant (e. g. Genting Sempah); in suitable sites up to c. 900 m altitude (e. g. Kedah).