Sarcopteryx brachyphylla

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Sarcopteryx brachyphylla


Tree, 3-25 m high; Branchlets crispy hirsute especially when young; Leaves l-3(-4)-jugate; Inflorescences in upper leaf axils and pseudoterminal, rather slender, hirsute, up to 12.5 cm long, usually with a few branches; Flowers c. 6 mm in diam. Sepals ovate, 0.7-1.6 by 1-1.5 mm, sericeous, green. Petals obovate, white, blade elliptic, 2.6-2.8 by 2.4-2.8 mm, claw up to 0.7 mm high, broadly cuneate, margin auriculate near claw, apex rounded; Stamens: Fruits 1.8-2.2 by 1.6-2.1 cm, red, stipe 5-9 mm high, broadly triangular, lobes with 2-4 mm broad wings; Seeds obovoid, 7-12.5 by 5-6.7 mm. — Figs, 71a, 72.


Asia-Tropical, Central present, Milne Bay Prov present, Northern present, Papua New Guinea present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (Northern, Central, and Milne Bay Prov.).


See note under Sarcopteryx rigida.


Radlk. 1920 – In: Bot. Jahrb. p 297
Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. p 1237
Welzen 1991: p. 92. – In: Blumea. f. la, 3, map 1