Elattostachys obliquinervis

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Elattostachys obliquinervis

Description

Trees or small shrubs, 3-32 m high, dbh 30 cm; Leaves 2-4-ju-gate; Inflorescences 2-8.5 cm long, in fruit 3.5-4.5 cm long; Sepals rarely 6, elliptic, 1.5-1.9 by 0.7-1.1 mm. Petals 0.9-1.5 by 0.6-1.1 mm, outside with few appressed hairs, margin ciliate, inside appressed-hairy, claw 0.3-0.6 mm long, auricles woolly. Fruits green turning orange red or brown when ripe, ellipsoid to obovoid or almost globular, rounded-deltoid in cross section, 11-15 by 12-14 mm, wall 1.2-1.9 mm thick, outside glabrous to thinly appressed-hairy. Seeds ellipsoid or obovoid, 5-8 by 3-4 mm, sarcotesta rounded or deltoid, covering 1/5-½ of the seed.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present (Irian Jaya present), Madang present, Mo-robe Prov present, Papua New Guinea present, Vogelkop present
Malesia: New Guinea (Irian Jaya: Vogelkop; Papua New Guinea: Madang and Mo-robe Prov.).

Notes

Van Royen 3222 has upper leaflets of at least 27 by 11.5 cm, and ramiflorous (?) inflorescences; its fruits are more sharply deltoid in cross section than those of the other specimens. Robbins 1638 has upper leaflets of at least 22 by 8 cm and slightly smaller fruits than those of the other specimens.

Citation

Radlk. - in Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. 1933: 1262
Radlk. - in Bot. Jahrb. 1920: 300