Cynometra brachymischa

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Cynometra brachymischa

Description

Tree or shrub with slender glabrous branchlets. Leaves 1-jugate, petiole 4-6 mm. Inflorescences very short, racemose, sessile, few- to many-flowered; bracts broad, obtuse, scarious, striate; pedicels very short. Sepals 5-6 mm long, hairy. Petals lanceolate, unguiculate, acute, membranous, not exserted. Stamens 10. Ovary small, sessile, hirsute; style elongate, filiform, puberulous at the base; stigma minute. Fruit not seen.

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

According to Verdcourt (l.c.) this "is an upland species the fruits of which are unknown but presumably like those of C. ramiflora

Citation

Verdc. 1979 – In: Manual New Guinea Leg., Lae Bot. Bull. 79.
Meeuwen 1970 – In: Blumea. p 31