Aglaia puberulanthera

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Aglaia puberulanthera


Small tree up to 3 m. Leaves simple, 5.5– 27.5 by 1.8–7 cm, elliptical or obovate, or subcordate at the base, apex acuminate, with few to numerous stellate hairs and peltate scales on the midrib; veins 10–40 on each side of the midrib; almost sessile or with a petiole up to 1 cm. Inflorescence 4–6.5 cm long, 2.5–4 cm wide; peduncle 5–15 mm, peduncle, rachis and branches densely covered with hairs and scales like those on the twigs. Flowers 2.5 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, pedicel 1–2.5 mm. Staminal tube c. 1.2 mm long and wide, cup-shaped; anthers 5, c. 0.7 mm long, inserted on the margin of the tube, the outer surface of the anther continuous with the outer surface of the tube, densely covered with simple yellow hairs along the margins of the anthers. Fruits not seen.


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present
Malesia: New Guinea.


Examination of isosyntype material (WRSL) of Aglaia simplicifolia Harms (A. schumanniana), listed as unplaced by Pannell (1992: 352), shows that this plant be- longs here. Aglaia puberulanthera has simple leaves with numerous lateral veins. The deep lobes of the staminal tube are densely covered with simple hairs, resembling those of A. euryanthera. There is a wide range in the number of lateral veins; in some specimens, including the type specimens of A. rubra, the lateral veins are numerous (17–40) and close together, in others, including the type specimens of A. puberulan- thera, they are fewer (10–16).


Pannell 1992 – In: Kew Bull., Add. Ser. 252.
Ridley 1916 – In: Trans. Linn. Soc, Bot. 26.