Lepidopetalum micans

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Lepidopetalum micans

Description

(Shrub to) tree, 2-30 m high, 10-85 cm dbh; Leaves (2-)3-4(-5)-jugate; Inflorescences axillary to pseudoterminal, usually not branching, rachis up to 8 cm long. Flowers 3.3-6.3 mm in diam. Sepals 5; Petals 5; Stamens (7-)8(-10); Fruits 1.6-2.2 by 1-1.6 cm, inside densely hirsute with hairs up to 1.5 mm long; Seeds 1.2-1.7 by 0.7-1.2 cm, base straight;

Distribution

Along north coast of New Guinea from E Geelvink Bay (Irian Jaya) to Madang Prov present, Asia-Tropical, Papua New Guinea present
Malesia: Along north coast of New Guinea from E Geelvink Bay (Irian Jaya) to Madang Prov. (Papua New Guinea).

Notes

1. The type specimen of L. hebecladum (Hollrung 341) has always been interpreted incorrectly. This specimen is conspecific with L. subdichotomum. All other specimens, always identified as L. hebecladum, are L. micans.
2. Lepidopetalum xylocarpum strongly resembles L. micans in the western part of its distribution area. See note 3 under L. micans.

Citation

Radlk. - in Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München. 1890: 269
K. Schum. & Laut., Fl. Schutzgeb. Südsee. 1901: 422
auct. non Radlk. - in Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. 1933: 1319
Welzen et al. - in Blumea. 1992: f. 2a, 3c, 7
Radlk. - in Bot. Jahrb. 1920: 307
auct. non Radlk. - in Nova Guinea. 1926: 184