Crudia beccarii

Author: Ridley

Morphological description
Tree . Stipules intrapetiolar, c. 3 mm long.

Leaves 3- or 4-foliolate, shortly petioled; petiole and rachis 1.5-3 cm long, prolonged beyond the upper petiolule into a very short tip; petiolules c. 5 mm, glabrous. Leaflets chartaceous or subcoriaceous, obovate, obovate- or elliptic-oblong, or elliptic, 6-14 by 2.5-5 cm; apex abruptly acuminate; base obtuse or rounded, often symmetric; glabrous above, minutely appressed hairy, sometimes glabrescent, or almost glabrous beneath; nerves 5-7 per side.

Inflorescences racemose, axillary or terminal, up to 14 cm long, erect, rather densely flowered; bracts triangular or subulate, 0.75-4 mm long, puberulous outside; bracteoles 2, minute, triangular, c. 0.5 mm long; pedicels 2-3 mm long, articulated at the base, slightly, minutely puberulous.

Flowers slightly, minutely, appressed puberulous (on the uncovered part of the calyx lobes) outside. Hypanthium c. 1 mm long, glabrous inside. Calyx lobes ovate, broadly elliptic, or slightly obovate, 3-3.5 by 2 mm, glabrous inside. Stamens (9 or) 10; filaments 5-7 mm; anthers c. 0.7 mm long. Pistil stipitate; stipe free, c. 1 mm long, glabrous; ovary c. 2 mm long, 4(-6)-ovuled; style up to c. 6 mm, glabrous; stigma obscure.

Pods not seen.

Malesia : Borneo (Sarawak).

Habitat & Ecology
No data.