Med.LUW 83-7: 30
Baldwin 9233 (K)
Small tree, common in abandoned farm lands and coastal secondary bush. Young twigs gray-pubescent; older twigs glabrous, reddish. Fringe of colleters at the nodes. Leaves opposite, with a short, pubescent petiole, 7 – 15 x 3 – 5 cm, with 6 – 12 pairs of laterals, minute, curly, white hairs below. Tufts of short hairs in the lateral axils. Flowers in terminal inflorescences with yellowish flowers. Fruits in pairs, linear, to 50 cm long, containing numerous fusiform seeds with a tuft of silky hairs, mostly on one end; fruits resemble those of Alstonia and Holarrhena. Seed dispersion by wind. A related species is P. afzelii, a tall shrub with totally glabrous leaves.