Crudia venenosa

Author: de Wit

Morphological description
Tree 8 m high. Stipules caducous, not seen.

Leaves 4-6-foliolate, shortly petioled; petiole and rachis 6.5-10 mm long, or longer, not prolonged beyond the upper petiolule; petiolules distinct, c. 7 mm, glabrous. Leaflets chartaceous, elliptic, elliptic- or obovate-oblong, 11-18 by 5-6.8 cm, apex abruptly shortly acuminate; base rounded, symmetric; glabrous above, sparsely minutely puberulous below; nerves 5-8 per side.

Inflorescences racemose, axillary or terminal, up to c. 10 cm long, the rachis puberulous, loosely flowered; bracts triangular, 0.5-2.5 mm long, glabrous except ciliate at the margins; bracteoles minute, triangular, c. 1 mm long; pedicels 2-6 mm, articulated at the base, puberulous.

Flowers green, puberulous outside. Hypanthium 1-2 mm long. Calyx lobes elliptic or ovate, 3-4 by c. 2 mm. Stamens 10, alternately longer and shorter. Pistil shortly stipitate; stipe glabrous; ovary c. 2.5 mm long, 3- or 4-ovuled; style glabrous; stigma obscure.

Pods not seen.

Malesia: Borneo (Sabah).

Habitat & Ecology
Swampy land, 8 m altitude Flowering in March.

This species is so far known only from the type collection.