Prioria alternifolia

Author: (Elmer) Merrill & Rolfe

Morphological description alternifolia Prioria compl BJ &alternif Prioria compl FM37
Tree 15-32 m high, 14-60 cm in diameter.

Leaves imparipinnate, 3-7-foliolate, rachis 8-14 cm; petiolules 4-7 mm. Leaflets elliptic, oblong, ovate-oblong or ovate-elliptic, more rarely long-triangular, quite often falcoid, 6-20 by 2.5-8.7(-12) cm; apex acute, acuminate or cuspidate; base rounded or acute; with pellucid dots.

Inflorescences 3.5-12 cm long, rachis and branchlets pubescent, glabrescent, rather sturdy and straight; pedicels 0.5-1.5 mm, pubescent, sometimes glabrescent.

Flowers bisexual or rarely unisexual. Sepals 5, imbricate. Stamens 10. Ovary hairy, glabrescent; style 1.5-2 mm, glabrous.

Pods brown, globose or ovoid, 3.7-5.5 by 3-4.5 by 2.1-3.5 cm; pericarp fleshy but fibrous, 2-4 mm thick; stipe 0-1.5 mm (alternif Prioria pod/seed FM37 ; alternif Prioria pods Langenb ).

Malesia: Philippines (Luzon, Masbate, Negros, Leyte, Samar) This is the restricted distribution acc. to Breteler and Verdcourt (see Genus Prioria )

In lowland rain forest, flood plains, creeks, up to 690 m altitude.