Paramyristica

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Paramyristica

Description

Trees, dioecious. Leaves brittle when dry, lower surface pale, papillose, dots absent; Inflorescences (synflorescences) below the leaves, a compound panicle-like short-shoot 1-5 cm long, ending in a vegetative bud; Flowers long pedicellate, bracteole absent. Fruits ovoid-ellipsoid, 4-5.5 cm long, woolly tomentose;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Papua New Guinea: present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea; one species.
(see p. 5).

Morphology

1 Because the compound inflorescence is a short-shoot, with a vegetative terminal bud, the inflorescence can be named a synflorescence. 2 The deeply hollowed-out subglobose synandrium, in which the anthers curve in at the apex, is reminiscent of many species of Horsfieldia.