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Sindora supa
Merrill, Fabaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  Evaluate, score: 5 (Go to the risk assessment).

Common name(s): [more details]

Filipino: supa

Habit:  tree

Description:  "Tree to 15 m tall. Stem puberulous, glabrescent. Leaves: stipules leafy, 1 cm long, acute; petiole 16-25 mm long, with prominent, wrinkled base; rachis 6-7 cm long; leaflets 3 pairs, opposite, elliptic, 4-7.5 cm long, 2.7-4 cm wide, rounded to shallowly retuse, penninerved and reticulate between, coriaceous, glabrous except puberulous abaxial midrib. Panicle axillary or terminal, 10-15 cm long; rachis pubescent; bracts 4 mm long; pedicels 2 mm long, 2-bracteate. Receptacle of calyx short; lobes 4, thick, 1 cm long, tomentose outside with yellowish hairs and a few, short, pubescent prickles in upper half, densely hirsute inside. Petal as long as calyx, appressed-tomentose on lower margins. Stamens: two 2 cm long with anthers c. 3 mm long; remainder c. 1 cm long and probably not fertile; filaments hairy at base, glabrous above. Pistil c. 22 mm long; ovary and base of style densely hirsute; stigma slightly enlarged. Pod broadly ovate, woody, 4-5 cm long, covered with robust prickles to 5 mm long, rusty-pubescent, glabrescent. Seeds 4, ovate, black"  (Flora of Australia online).

Habitat/ecology:  In the Philippines (native): "in forest at low and medium altitudes and limestone ridges  (ASEAN Tropical Plant Database [website now apparently defunct]).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  "Native to Tayabas Province, Luzon, Philippines"  (Flora of Australia online).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Philippines
Philippine Islands
Philippine Islands native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Luzon, Mindoro
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Australia
Australia (continental)
Australia (continental) introduced
invasive
Randall, R. P. (2007) (p. 448)
Australia
Australia (continental)
Queensland introduced
invasive
cultivated
Australian Biological Resources Study (2013)
Possibly naturalised in northern Queensland.


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This page was created on 2 OCT 2012 and was last updated on 9 MAY 2017.