Clethraceae

Clethra L.

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 18 August 2017
  1. Clethra canescens Reinw. ex Blume, Bijdr. (1826) 863. Distribution: New Guinea, Philippines, Sulawesi. BATAN, BILIRAN, CATANDUANES, LEYTE, LUZON: Isabela, Mountain Province, MINDANAO, MINDORO, NEGROS, SAMAR. Notes: Montane forests (including mossy), mainly on ridges and peaks, (400-)700-2100m. Native.
    • var. luzonica (Merr.) Sleumer, Bot. Jahrb. 87 (1967) 88; Fl. Males. ser. 1, 7 (1971) 145; ≡ Clethra luzonica Merr., Govt. Lab. Publ. (Philip.) 29 (1905) 38; PJS 5 c (1910) Bot. 371; EPFP 3 (1923) 242. Distribution: Endemic to the Philippines. LUZON: Isabela, Mountain Province. Notes: Lithocarpus or Podocarpus (Dacrycarpus)-dominated montane broad-leaved forests, pine forest, scrubs on exposed ridges, 1220-2250(-2700?)m, rather common locally. Fl. & fr. Jan-Dec. Native.
    • var. novoguineensis (Kaneh. & Hatus.) Sleumer, Bot. Jahrb. 87 (1967) 90; Fl. Males. ser. 1, 7 (1971) 146; ≡ Clethra longispicata var. novoguineensis Kaneh. & Hatus., Bot. Mag. Tokyo 56 (1942) 472. = Clethra canescens auct. non Reinw. ex Blume; Fern.-Villar, Novis. App. (1880) 121; S.Vidal, Sinopsis Atlas (1883) 30; Phan. Cuming. Philip. (1885) 123; Rev. Pl. Vasc. Filip. (1886) 172; Merr., EPFP 3 (1923) 242. = Clethra lancifolia Turcz., Bull. Soc. Nat. Mosc. 362 (1863) 231; Merr., EPFP 3 (1923) 242. = Clethra castanea Elmer, LPB 9 (1934) 3182; Type: Elmer 22245 (L, lecto; MO, NY, iso), Luzon: Pampanga, Mt Pinatubo, Camp Stotsenburg, May-1927. Native.
  2. Clethra longispicata J.J.Sm., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenz. 3, 4 (1922) 240; Sleum., Bot. Jahrb. 87 (1967) 96; Fl. Males. ser. 1, 7 (1971) 148. Distribution: Borneo, Philippines, Sulawesi. PALAWAN. Native.
  3. Clethra pulgarensis Elmer, LPB 5 (1913) 1757; Merr., EPFP 3 (1923) 243; Sleum., Bot. Jahrb. 87 (1967) 99; Fl. Males. ser. 1, 7 (1971) 150. Distribution: Endemic to the Philippines. PALAWAN. Notes: Low woody vegetation on summit of Mt Pulgar, 1200m. Fl. & fr. May. Conservation status: Vulnerable (DAO 2017-11). Native.
  4. Clethra tomentella Rolfe ex Dunn, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1922 (1922) 185; Merr., EPFP 3 (1923) 243; Sleum., Bot. Jahrb. 87 (1967) 94; Fl. Males. ser. 1, 7 (1971) 148. Distribution: Endemic to the Philippines. LUZON: Aurora, Batangas, Benguet, Laguna, Mountain Province, Nueva Vizcaya, Quezon, Rizal. Notes: In Luzon from Mountain Province to Batangas. Scattered in thickets or forests, chiefly on ridges in mossy forests, 600-1800m. Fl. & fr. May-Sep. Native.

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