Elattostachys tetraporandra

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Elattostachys tetraporandra

Description

Trees, 5-30 m high, dbh 6-18 cm; Leaves 2-3(-4)-jugate; Inflorescences 2.5-9.5 cm long, in fruit 6-11.5 cm long; Sepals elliptic to ovate, 2.2-3.7 by 1.4-1.9 mm. Petals creamish, 1.1-2.7 by 1.7-2.1 mm, outside glabrous or with some hairs, margin ciliate, inside glabrous, claw 0.3-1.2 mm long, auricles woolly. Fruits pale green or cream when young, reddish when mature, ± globular or obpyramidal, sharply deltoid in cross section, keeled, 12-20 by 12-20 mm, wall 1.9-4 mm thick, outside glabrous to (thinly) shortly appressed-hairy (inside sometimes only thinly hairy). Seeds (narrowly) obovoid, 8-9 by 4-5 mm, sarcotesta rounded, covering 1/5-¼ of the seed.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical, Central Prov present, Papua New Guinea present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (Central Prov.).

Notes

UPNG 846 has upper leaflets of at least 17 by 7.5 cm, although they are damaged.

Citation

Rehder - in J, Arnold Arbor. 1933: 64
Radlk. - in Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. 1933: 1268
Radlk. - in Bot. Jahrb. 1920: 300