Polyscias sleumeri

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Polyscias sleumeri


Monocaulous sympodial shrub, 1-1.5 m, with leaves spaced along the upper part of the stem; Leaves imparipinnate, with 3-4 pairs of leaflets (leaflets occasionally in threes), c. 35 cm long; Inflorescence a compound umbel, red-furfuraceous (stem growth renewed by a bud between the inflorescence and the uppermost leaf); Petals 5, broadly oblong, 3-4 mm long. Stamens 5, anthers 1 mm long, filaments 2 mm. Ovary turbinate, 2 mm high, 2-celled, the fleshy disk forming a projecting conical stylopodium; Fruit rotund to ovoid compressed 5-6 by 5 mm crowned by the prominent persistent calyx and the beak-like stylopodium (2-2½ mm long);


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Cyclops Mts present, Vogelkop Peninsula present
Malesia: New Guinea (Vogelkop Peninsula and Cyclops Mts).


The flowers are creamy white, the fruit dark red.