Cynometra simplicifolia

Author: Harms

Morphological description
Small tree 4-6 m tall.

Leaves unifoliolate pairs; petiole 1-8 mm, shortly patent-hairy, glabrescent. Leaflets symmetric, narrowly triangular, or nearly broadly ovate, ovate-oblong or lanceolate, 2.5-16 by 1-6 cm; apex shortly acuminate, acuminate or cuspidate; base rounded or auriculate; nerves 5-7.

Inflorescence: rachis 6-7 mm long, hairy, glabrescent; bracts 2.5 by 2.5-3(-4) mm, ciliate, hairy; bracteoles 2 mm long, inserted at the base of the pedicel or slightly above it; pedicels 5-10 mm, patently sometimes laxly hairy, glabrescent.

Flower: Hypanthium minute. Sepals 2 mm long, with a few hairs. Petals 2.5 mm long. Stamens 10 (or 11). Ovary densely hairy, glabrescent; style 3 mm.

Fruits subsessile, orbicular or kidney-shaped, 4.5 by 3.5 cm.

Malesia: Philippines (Luzon, Mindoro, Mindanao, Basilan).

In thickets and open dry forests on slope of mountains, at low and medium altitude up to 1300 m.