Elattostachys globosa

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Elattostachys globosa


Trees, 6-15 m high, dbh 18-45 cm, bark rough or smooth, dark grey or (blackish) brown with grey patches, inner bark (chestnut) brown, blaze orange or light brown; Leaves 2-4(-6)-jugate; Inflorescences 2-7.5 cm long, in fruit 2-8.5 cm long; Sepals ovate to elliptic, 1.6-2.5 by 0.6-1.3 mm. Petals cream, 0.8-1.4 by 0.8-1.2 mm, outside shortly appressed-hairy, margin ciliate, inside glabrous, claw 0.4-0.6 mm, auricles woolly. Fruits glossy mid or pale green to reddish, or rose-purple, globular to obovoid, circular or rounded deltoid in cross section, 20-35 by 20-30 mm, wall 4-6.5 mm thick, outside glabrous to velutinous. Seeds ellipsoid to obovoid, 11-13 by 6-8 mm, sarcotesta rounded, covering 1/5-⅓ of the seed.


Asia-Tropical, Central present, Gulf present, Milne Bay Prov present, Morobe present, Papua New Guinea present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (Morobe, Central, Gulf, and Milne Bay Prov.).