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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 11 | Meliaceae | Dysoxylum

11. Dysoxylum parasiticum (Osbeck) Kostermans, Reinwardtia. 7: 247. 1966.

大花木 da hua jian mu

Melia parasitica Osbeck, Dagb. Ostind. Resa 278. 1757; Dysoxylum leytense Merrill.

Trees to 27(-32) m tall. Branchlets pubescent, glabrescent. Leaves 15-150 cm; rachis glabrous; leaflets 6 or 7 pairs, opposite to subopposite; petiolules 1-3 mm; leaflet blades oblong-elliptic, 11-15 × 3-5 cm, papery, abaxially densely puberulent along midvein and secondary veins, adaxially glabrous, secondary veins 14 on each side of midvein, base ± oblique, apex shortly acuminate. Inflorescences caespitose, arising from old branches or trunk, extremely short, sometimes racemelike; peduncle often less than 1 cm. Pedicel 7-8 mm. Calyx goblet-shaped, ca. 1 cm, densely covered with very small spots, glabrous, 4-lobed; lobes broadly ovate, 2-5 mm, irregular, apex obtuse. Petals 4, oblong, ca. 2.5 cm × 3-4 mm, apex thickened and densely pubescent. Staminal tube free from petals, ca. 2 cm × 3.5-4 mm, outside glabrous, inside ± villous, apical margin 8-lobed; anthers 8, sessile, alternating with lobes. Disk ca. 3 mm high, truncate, glabrous. Ovary villous; style base villous. Fruit nearly globose when mature, 4-6 cm in diam.

Taiwan (Lan Yu) [Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines; NE Australia, Pacific islands (Solomon Islands)].


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