Crudia penduliflora

Author: Ridley

Morphological description

Leaves 4-foliolate, shortly petioled, petiole and rachis 3.5-7 cm long; petiolule c. 3 mm, glabrous. Leaflets thinly coriaceous, alternate, elliptic, 2.5-8.5 by c. 4 cm, lowest ones smallest, apex cuspidate with a long cusp c. 1.5 cm long, base obtuse or rounded, drying brown and glabrous on both surfaces; nerves c. 6 per side.

Inflorescences racemose, axillary, pendulous, 30 cm long, with numerous, rather small flowers; pedicels very short, c. 1.5 mm. Calyx lobes ovate, glabrous. Stamens 5, filaments slender, anthers ellipsoid. Ovary conic, hairy; style filiform, 3-5 mm.

Pods unknown.

Malesia: Malay Peninsula (Malacca: Mt Ophir).

Habitat & Ecology
Foot of mountain. Flowering in June.

This species is only known from the type. It can be easily recognized by its simple, rather long racemose inflorescence with small flowers.