Leea coryphantha

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Leea coryphantha

Description

Understorey tree up to 7 m, stem often ribbed and fluted. Leaves clustered at the apex of the stem, (?1-)2-pinnate. Inflorescences up to 25 cm long, then lax with few branches, usually to 6 cm and highly condensed, rusty pubescent when young; Flowers 5-merous, white. Ovary 6- 10-celled, style 3-4 mm. Fruit 20-25 (-40) mm ø, red with thick fleshy skin;

Distribution

Malesia: New Guinea (Vogelkop, West & East Sepik and Morobe Districts). .

Citation

RIDSDALE - in Blumea. 1974: f. ¼-5, 8/2
SUESSENG. - in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. 1953: 388
LAUT. - in Bot. Jahrb. 1925: 530