Polyscias vogelkopensis

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Polyscias vogelkopensis


An often monocaulous sympodial shrublet usually under 1 m high, with leaves spaced along the upper parts of the stem; Leaves imparipinnate, with 3-4 pairs of leaflets (leaflets occasionally in threes) variable in size; Inflorescence a small compound umbel; Petals 4-5, broadly oblong, 4 mm long. Stamens 4-5, anthers 1 mm, filaments 3 mm. Ovary turbinate, 2 mm high, 2-celled, the fleshy disk rising to a conical stylopodium (1 mm long); Fruit ovoid, compressed, 5 by 4 mm, crowned by the persistent calyx and the prominent beak-like stylopodium;


Aifat R present, Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Nettoti Range present, Vogelkop present, Wandammen Peninsula present
Malesia: New Guinea (Vogelkop and Wandammen Peninsula, Nettoti Range and Aifat R.).


A delicate subshrub, often unbranched. The material from Aifat R. has larger leaves than that from the Nettoti Range. The flowers are cream or light yellow, and the fruits orange with black stylopodium.