Crudia cauliflora

Author: Merrill.

Morphological description
Small tree ; branchlets glabrous, terete, ultimate ones 1 cm in diameter.

Leaves 1-foliolate, shortly petioled (petiole with petiolule c. 1 cm), subcoriaceous, oblong-elliptic, 15-18 by 6-7 cm; apex distinctly but obtusely acuminate; base broadly rounded; upper surface subolivaceous or subopaque when dry, brown below; nerves c. 7 per side.

Racemes cauline, solitary, glabrous when old or partly ultimately, shortly, obscurely pubescent, at least 10 cm long.

Flowers unknown.

Pods compressed, oblong-elliptic, slightly unequal-sided, 8 by 4 cm, outer surface pale brown and densely shortly pubescent, 2- or 3-seeded.

Malesia: Philippines (Siargao).

This species is so far only known from the type, one fruiting specimen. It is characterized by the unifoliolate leaves with broadly rounded base and the solitary, cauline, racemose infructescence.