Ocotea sp. A

Werff, Henk Van Der, 2013, A revision of the genus Ocotea Aubl. (Lauraceae) in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands, Adansonia (3) 35 (2), pp. 235-279: 274

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http://doi.org/ 10.5252/a2013n2a5

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Ocotea sp. A


Ocotea sp. A   .

Represented by seven collections from the Sambirano- Manongarivo area.It has relatively large,glabrous leaves (8-13 cm) and long petioles (2-3 cm). Venation is immersed,the upper leaf surface often shiny.Domatia are lacking.Vegetative buds are appressed pubescent. Infructescences are to 15 cm long, the cupules 1.5 cm in diameter and about 1 cm high without remnants of tepals. Fruits measure 2.5 × 1.3 cm. Flowers are not known. Kostermans (1957) cited five of the collections as O. racemosa   ; he did not see the sixth collection. It differs from O. racemosa   in leaf shape and size, the shiny upper surface of the leaves, long petioles and the large cupules. The specimens are Service Forestier 2567, 3792, 11084, 11501, 12281, and Perrier de la Bâthie 10130, 10131, all in P; they were made in July (one collection), September (two coll.), October (two coll.) and November (one coll.).