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