Acsmithia integrifolia

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Acsmithia integrifolia

Description

Shrub or small tree to 15 m by 20 cm diameter. Leaves in whorls of 3 or 4. Stipules lanceolate, up to c. 3 by 1 mm. Inflorescences axillary, up to 12 by 4 cm, up to c. 75-flowered. Flowers with pedicel 0.7-1.8 mm long above articulation. Sepals 1.7-2.1 by 0.6-1 mm, connate for 0.3-0.5 mm, glabrous. Stamens with filaments 2-3.5 mm long and anthers c. 0.2 by 0.3 by 0.15 mm. Ovary 2-4-carpellate, mostly 3-carpellate, with carpels 0.6-0.8 by 0.3-0.4 mm, ± densely strigose-hirsute, each with 4 ovules; Fruit with fruitlets each c. 3 by 1.2 mm, with few seeds. Seeds including wings c. 1.5 mm long by 0.4 mm diameter, smooth.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea (Irian Jaya present), Halmahera present, Papua New Guinea present
Malesia: Moluccas (Halmahera, Bacan) and Irian Jaya up to the border with Papua New Guinea.

Ecology

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Citation

Schltr. - in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 1914: 142