Rhysotoechia applanata

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Rhysotoechia applanata


Tree, 15-20 m high, dbh c. 45 cm, outer bark dark brown, inner bark orange brown, heartwood pinkish brown. Branchlets slightly rough, reddish brown with green dots to greyish black; Leaves 1-3-jugate, sometimes with a terminal leaflet; Inflorescences axillary, thyrsoid, branching at the base, to 3 cm long, densely puberulous; Flowers only seen in bud. Sepals glabrous on both sides, margin glabrous to very laxly ciliate, outer ones ovate, inner ones orbicular. Petals broadly elliptic, outside pilose only at the base, inside pilose towards the base; Stamens 8; Fruits obcordate, 1.2-1.5 by 1.2-1.7 cm, outside rugose, very wrinkled, glabrous, inside densely papillose, stipe 2-3 mm high, lobes 1-3, well developed, 1.2-1.4 by 0.6-0.7 cm; Seeds ellipsoid to obovoid, 1-1.3 by 0.7-0.8 cm, sarcotesta covering the lower part of the seed;


Asia-Tropical, Owen Stanley Range present, Papua New Guinea present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (Owen Stanley Range).