Sarcopetalum harveyanum

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Sarcopetalum harveyanum

Description

Leaves with petioles 4-10 cm long inserted almost at or up to 3 mm from the basal margin of the lamina;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical, E. Australia present, Lake Daviumbu present, Middle Fly present, S. New Guinea present, Wassi Kussa present
E. Australia; in Malesia: S. New Guinea (Lake Daviumbu, Middle Fly; Wassi Kussa), 2 collections.

Notes

The endocarps from Papua differ slightly in ornamentation from the Australian specimens but seem to represent merely a regional variation. Although suspected to be toxic to livestock in Australia, feeding tests have proved negative ().

Citation

FORMAN 1968 – In: Kew Bull.: 361
BEADLE et al. 1962: Handb. Vasc. Pl. Sydney: 137: f. 29/B
BAILEY 1899 – In: Queensl. Fl.: 32
Diels 1910: p. 252. – In: Pfl. R.: f. 85
F.v.M. 1939 – In: J. Arn. Arb.: 73
MOORE 1893: Handb. Fl. N.S.W.: 20