burkei: named after Joseph Burke (1812-1873), British naturalist and collector of plants and animals
Trees , evergreen, to 30 m. Roots aerial, abundant, sometimes developing pillar-roots. Bark gray. Branchlets brown, glabrous. Leaves: stipules 0.7-0.9 cm; petiole 0.5-1 cm. Leaf blade elliptic, obovate to ovate, 3-11 × 1.5-6 cm, thinly leathery, base obtuse to cuneate, margins entire, apex nearly acute to acuminate; surfaces abaxially and adaxially glabrous; basal veins 1(-2) pairs; lateral veins 5-9 pairs, uniformly spaced. Syconia paired, sessile, purple or black, obovoid, pyriform, or nearly globose, 9-11 × 5-6 mm; subtending bracts ovate-lanceolate, 1.5-3.5 mm, apex obtuse to subacute; ostiole closed by 3 flat, apical bracts 2-2.5 mm wide, umbonate.
Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats Public Records: 5Specimens with Barcodes: 10Species With Barcodes: 1
"Notes: Deciduous Forests, also Cultivated"
"Evergreen trees, usually epiphytic, to 18 m high, aerial roots numerous, slender, arching from the branches; bark surface grey to greyish-brown, smooth; blaze dull yellow; latex milky; branchlets 2-3 mm thick, angled, glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, spiral; stipules 10-15 mm long, lateral, ovate-lanceolate, glabrous or the edges ciliate; cauducous, leaving an annular scar; petiole 10-15 mm long, glandular at apex below, glabrous, flattened above, slender, not articulate; lamina 4-12 x 2-5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-ovate, elliptic-obovate or obovate, base acute or obtuse, apex acute, obtusely acute or retuse, margin entire, undulate, glabrous, coriaceous; 3-5-ribbed from base, lateral nerves 5-9 pairs, pinnate, slender, secondary laterals as prominent as primary, looped near the margin, intercostae reticulate, prominent. Flowers unisexual; inflorescence a syconia, sessile, in axillary pairs, globose, 7 mm across, glabrous, orifice plane or slightly raised, cloned by 3 flat apical bracts; internal bristles minute, sparse; basal bracts 3, 1.5-3.5 x 1.5-2.5 mm, ovate-lanceolate, obtuse, persistent; flowers of 4 kinds; male flowers numerous; sessile or shortly pedicelled; tepals 3, subspathulate, free; stamen 1; filament 0.3 mm; anthers unequal, ovate-oblong, mucronate; female flowers sessile, sepals 3, spathulate, ovary superior, smooth, stigma cylindric or clavate; gall flowers pedicellate; tepals 3, broadly spathulate. Syconium 8-10 mm across, globose, glabrous, pink with yellow shades when ripe; achenes smooth."
The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.
Flowering class: Dicot Habit: Tree
"Habit: A large evergreen tree, upto 15m, sometimes epiphytic on other trees."
Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats Public Records: 2Specimens with Barcodes: 4Species With Barcodes: 1
Sri Lanka and India eastwards through SE Asia to Australia (Queensland and New South Wales) and the Pacific.