Scandent Burseraceae (Dacryodes and Canarium)
So far as we know, all Burseraccae have been described as shrubs or trees, ranging from small and slender to very lofty. Some recently discovered material, however, pointed at the possibility that scandent representatives, if perhaps not true lianes, are not entirely lacking in the family. The first specimen intimating this habit to have come to our knowledge was collected by J. & M. S. Clemens on Mt. Kinabalu in British North Borneo, with the emphatic addition “surely scandent”. This specimen is almost certainly a Dacryodes in the relationship of rugosa (Bl.) H. J. Lam, var. virgata (Bl.) H. J. Lam. It appeared to deserve specific rank and it has been described by the junior writer underneath as D. scandens. Full particulars are give there.
|Journal||Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants|
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Husson, A.M, & Lam, H.J. (1952). Scandent Burseraceae (Dacryodes and Canarium). Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 7(1), 163–167.