Hopea novoguineensis

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Hopea novoguineensis

Description

Medium-sized, flaky-barked tree with tall buttresses. Parts of petals exposed in bud, panicles, bracts and stipules densely persistently buff pubescent; Leaves 10-28 by 3.5-10 cm, variable in size and shape, chartaceous, undersurface pale and dull, margin ± revolute; Sepals subequal, broadly ovate, acute. Stamens 15, shorter than style, in 3 subequal verticils; Panicle to 9 cm long, to 3-axillary or terminal, singly branched; Ovary small, tapering into a distinct equally long subcylindrical stylopodium and short style.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, Maluku (Malukupresent); New Guineapresent Halmahera: present Munju Subdiv: present Sorong Distr: present South New Guinea: present Western Distr. T.P.N.G: present
Malesia: New Guinea (Sorong Distr., and Munju Subdiv., South New Guinea, W. Irian; Western Distr. T.P.N.G.), Moluccas (Halmahera).

Notes

Very variable, especially in the depth of the cordate leaf base and in the lustrousness of the laminar surface; it is possible that further collections will show there to be more than one species.

Citation

v. Royen - in Man. Forest Trees Papua New Guinea. 1965: 38
Sloot. - in Reinwardtia. 1952: 31