Cynometra mirabilis

Author: Knaap-van Meeuwen

Morphological description
Tree 10-20 m tall, glabrous.

Leaves 1- or 2-jugate, upper and lower pair of leaflets usually similar in size; petiole 5-10 mm, rachis (if leaves 2-jugate) 4.5-7 cm. Leaflets (ob)ovate-oblong to elliptic or oblong, 6.5-12.5 by 3-5 cm, apex acuminate, sometimes slightly emarginate; midrib 10-18 mm from the upper margin; nerves 6 or 7 pairs.

Inflorescence: rachis 0.6-1 cm long, glabrous or with a few hairs; bracts 1-11 mm, glabrescent; bracteoles small, narrow, 1-4 mm, usually both at base of pedicel, sometimes one halfway; pedicels 18-26 mm, glabrescent.

Flower: Hypanthium 1-1.5 mm deep. Sepals 5-6 mm long, glabrous. Petals 7 mm long. Stamens occasionally with a few hairs. Ovary woolly hairy or only with a few hairs outside, inside wall lined with curly appressed hairs (mirabilis Cynom ovary Blum18 1b ); stipe c. 1 mm; style c. 5.5 mm, glabrous or hairy except near the tip.

Fruits (immature) obovoid, 3 by 1.7 by 0.2 cm, smooth.

Malesia: Borneo (Sabah), Philippines (Mindanao, Sulu Is.).

Habitat & Ecology
Often found in inland forest, also occurring near the seashore or along rivers, up to 150(-600) m altitude Fl. May, August October; fr. April.