Sindora glabra

Site
CONIF
BLD
BLE
SCL
LEG
ZONPALM
ARBFERN
D-HERB
M-HERB
AZONAL WOODY
AZONAL NON-WOODY
AQUATIC
PROBLEMATIC TAXA
CONIF
0.00
BLD
0.00
BLE
1.00
SCL
0.00
LEG
0.00
ZONPALM
0.00
ARBFERN
0.00
D-HERB
0.00
M-HERB
0.00
AZONAL WOODY
0.00
AZONAL NON-WOODY
0.00
AQUATIC
0.00
PROBLEMATIC TAXA
0.00

Comments

Vasilis Teodoridis:
Fabaceae | Sindora

1. Sindora glabra Merrill ex de Wit; Bull. Jard. Bot. Buiten­zorg; sér. 3. 18: 46. 1949.

?? you nan

Trees; 8-20 m tall. Trunk 30-60 cm d.b.h. Leaves 10-20 cm; petiolules ca. 5 mm; leaflets 2-4 pairs; opposite; elliptic-oblong; rarely ovate; 5-10 x 2.5-5 cm; lateral veins slender; together with reticulate veinlets obscure; base rounded; slightly oblique; apex obtusely acute or shortly acuminate. Panicles in axils of apical leaves; 15-20 cm; densely yellowish pubescent; bracts ovate; leaflike; 5-7 mm. Pedicels 2-4 mm; with 1 or 2 bracteoles from middle upward; bracteoles linear-lanceolate; 5-6 mm; bracts; pedicels; and bracteoles densely yellowish pubes­cent. Calyx lobes yellowish pubescent on both surfaces; dimor­phic; uppermost one broadly ovate; ca. 5.5 x 5 mm; back arcu­ate; with 21-23 soft bristles; other 3 elliptic-lanceolate; with 6-10 soft bristles. Petal 1; enclosed in uppermost calyx lobe; ob­long-orbicular; ca. 5 x 2-6 mm; outside densely pubescent; in­side glabrous; base subtruncate; obscurely clawed; margin cili­ate; apex rounded. Fertile stamens 9; staminal tube ca. 2 mm; both sides adpressed brown strigose; especially inside; anthers subequal in size; 2-3 mm; apex emarginate; sometimes cuspi­date. Ovary ca. 3 mm; densely strigose; 4- or 5-ovuled; stalk ca. 0.8 mm; style convolute; glabrous. Legume orbicular or elliptic; 5-8 x ca. 5 cm; with dispersed; hard; straight prickles; valves often shedding glue when cut. Seed solitary; blackish; spher­oidal; ca. 1.8 cm in diam. Fl. Apr-May; fr. Jun-Aug.

? Mixed forests; mountain slopes; riverbanks; near sea level to 800 m. Fujian; Guangdong; Hainan; Yunnan.

The wood has good qualities and is used for building houses and making furniture.