Cynometra katikii

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Cynometra katikii

Description

Tree 7.5-18 m tall and 30 cm in diam. Leaves (2?-)4-jugate, petiole c. 1 cm. Inflorescences axillary, sessile, fasciculate, 1-1.5 cm long; bracts ovate, 3 mm long, densely striate; bracteoles boat-shaped, 2.8 mm long, puberulous; pedicels 3 mm. Flowers white. Sepals oblong, 3.5 by 1.5 mm. Petals linear, 2.5 by 0.1 mm. Stamens 12; filaments 5 mm, united at the basal 0.5 mm. Ovary shortly stipitate, 2 mm long, densely hairy. Fruits peach-shaped, 6 cm long, 4.3 cm wide and thick, hard and brown, longitudinally grooved at the side, rugose and obscurely scaly. Seeds kidney- shaped, 3.5 by 2.7 by 2.4 cm, rugose.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical, East Sepik & Madang Provinces present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (East Sepik & Madang Provinces).

Citation

Verdc. 1979: p. 80. – In: Manual New Guinea Leg., Lae Bot. Bull. f. 18.