Sarcopteryx coriacea

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Sarcopteryx coriacea

Description

Shrub, 1-3 m high. Branchlets hirsute when young flowering twigs 1.5-2.5 mm thick. Leaves (l-)2- 7-jugate; Inflorescences axillary (to pseudo-terminal), slender, hirsute, up to 6.2 cm long, not branching or with a few up to 5 cm long branches; Flowers less than 2 mm in diam., young? Sepals deltate, 0.8-1.4 by 3.6-1.1 mm, hirsute, light green to yellowish brown. Petals orbicular, white (to yellow). Fruits -1.4 by 0.9-1.2 cm, smooth, glabrous, red to purplish, stipe absent, lobes with less than 0.5 mm wide wings; Seeds obovoid, c. 9 by 6 mm.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: New Guinea (Irian Jaya present), Vogelkop present
Malesia: Irian Jaya (Vogelkop).

Citation

Radlk. - in Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. CI. Kônigl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. Munchen. 1879: 544, 659
Radlk. - in Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. 1933: 1235
Welzen - in Blumea. 1991: map 1