Opiliaceae

Cansjera Juss.

  1. Cansjera rheedei J.F.Gmel., Syst. 1 (1791) 280; Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 115; Hiepko, Fl. Males. ser. 1,10 (1984) 50. Distribution: Borneo, India and Sri Lanka to China, Malay Peninsula, Nepal, Philippines, Sumatra. BASILAN, CEBU, MINDORO, PALAWAN, SIBUTU. Notes: Thickets, especially near the seashore. Native.

Champereia Griff.

Edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 28 July 2022
  1. Champereia manillana (Blume) Merr., PJS 7 c (1912) Bot. 233; Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 185; EPFP 2 (1923) 116; Hiepko, Fl. Males. ser. 1,10 (1984) 35; ≡ Cansjera manillana Blume, Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd.-Bat. 1 (1851) 246. Distribution: BALABAC, BASILAN, BATAN, BATANES, BUSUANGA, CAGAYAN DE SULU, CAMIGUIN DE BABUYANES, CEBU, ITBAYAT, JOLO, LUZON: Albay, Aurora, Bataan, Benguet, Bulacan, Camarines Sur, Ilocos Norte, Mountain Province, NCR, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Pangasinan, Quezon, Rizal, Zambales (photos), MINDANAO: Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, MINDORO, PALAWAN, PAMALICAN, SAMAR, SIBUYAN, TAWI-TAWI. Native.
    • var. manillana. = Champereia oblongifolia Merr., PJS 11 c (1916) Bot. 177; EPFP 2 (1923) 114. = Champereia platyphylla Merr., PJS 11 c (1916) Bot. 177; EPFP 2 (1923) 116. = Govantesia malulucban Llanos, Revista Progr. Ci. Exact. 15 (1865) 191. Distribution: Andaman Isls and SE Asia to Taiwan, Malesia, New Guinea. BATANES, MINDANAO, PALAWAN. Notes: Throughout the Philippines in the more seasonal parts of the archipelago, mostly in thickets and dry second-growth forests, at low and medium elevation. Fl. Dec-Apr; fr. Jan-May. Native.

Melientha Pierre

  1. Melientha suavis Pierre, Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris 1 (1888) 763; Hiepko, Fl. Males. ser. 1, 10 (1984) 35; Romeroso et al., J. Asia-Pacific biodiv. 17 (2024) 12. Distribution: HOMONHON, LAGEN, LEYTE, LUZON: Camarines Sur, MINDANAO: Agusan del Norte, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, MINDORO, PALAWAN. Native.
    • ssp. suavis. = Melientha acuminata Merr., PJS 29 (1926) 477; Type: FB 29435 Sulit (UC, holo), Mindanao: Sultan Kudarat (formerly under Cotabato), Port Lebak, deep soil on forested slopes at low elevation, 29-Apr-1923. Distribution: Cambodia, Laos, Malay Peninsula, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam. LEYTE, MINDANAO: Agusan del Norte, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat. Notes: Lowland forest. Pieter Pelser (30-Jul-22): Gaerlan, Sagcal & Romero PPI 10613 from Leyte has been annotated as Meliantha acuminata in L, but Lepionurus sylvestris Blume in BISH. Native.

Opilia Roxb.

  1. Opilia amentacea Roxb., Pl. Coromandel. 2 (1798) 31; Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 184; EPFP 2 (1923) 115; Hiepko, Fl. Males. ser. 1, 10 (1984) 47. = Opilia fragrans Elmer, LPB 5 (1912) 1824. Distribution: Africa, India and Sri Lanka through Myanmar, Indochina, Malesia to Solomon Isls and Australia, Thailand. BALABAC, BASILAN, CULION, LUZON: Bataan, Bulacan, Camarines, Mountain Province, Pangasinan, Quezon, Rizal, MINDANAO: Cotabato, Davao, Surigao del Norte, PALAWAN, POLILLO, SEMIRARA, TAWI-TAWI. Notes: Dry thickets and open forests at low and medium elevation, often near the sea. Fl. & fr. throughout the year. Native.

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