Sarcopteryx

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Sarcopteryx

Description

Shrub to tree. Branchlets smooth to slightly grooved. Leaves paripinnate, 1-7-jugate, pseudo-stipules absent, not winged; Inflorescences usually in the upper leaf axils and pseudoterminal, usually only with a few branches; Flowers apparently bisexual but presumably functionally male or female. Sepals 5, equal in size, basally connate. Petalr 5, clawed, margin sometimes auriculate near base, outside and inside sericeous at base; Stamens 8; Fruits an obcordate loculicidally dehiscent capsule, smooth, somewhat lobed, slightly winged, wings narrow at most, stipe usually present; Seeds obovoid;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea presentpresent, rain forests of E Australia present
12 species; in Malesia 7 species, one widespread over Moluccas and New Guinea, the other 6 endemic in New Guinea. The remaining 5 species endemic in the rain forests of E Australia.

Citation

Radlk. - in Fl. Austral. 1985: f. 18a-f, map 92-96
Radlk. - in Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München. 1879
S.T. Reynolds - in Austrobaileya. 1984: f. 5
Radlk. - in Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. 1933: f. 36
Welzen - in Blumea. 1991: figs., maps.