Cupaniopsis curvidens

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Cupaniopsis curvidens


Shrubs or small unbranched or sparsely branched, often palmoid trees, 1.5-15.5 m high, dbh 4-10(-60) cm; Leaves (4-)5-18(-28)-jugate; Inflorescences (supra-)axillary, 4.5-44 cm long, rarely 2 per axil, with long, rarely short patent branches, laxly flowered; Sepals green or greenish white, inside pinkish, persisting or not, elliptic to orbicular, usually deflexed, concave, dentate at apex, outside appressed-hairy except rim, margin ciliate and with short glandular hairs, inside with some appressed hairs at the base, outer 1.2-4.6 by 0.8-3 mm, without or with a narrow scarious rim, inner 1.8-4.2 by 1.1-5 mm, scarious rim wide. Petals white to cream, sometimes pinkish to deep rose-red, about elliptic to almost orbicular, 0.4-5 by 0.2-3.2 mm, glabrous or with few appressed hairs on both surfaces; Stamens (5-)8(-10), exserted; Ovary 3-celled, hairy; Fruits mostly orange, brown when old, obpyramidal, 3-angled in cross section, 3-ribbed, 14-24 by 9-20 mm; Seeds basally attached, ellipsoid, 8-19 by 6-12 mm, testa black;


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


BW13796 and NGF 4673 are large trees. Schodde 3061 has long petioles and rachises. Carr 16082 has larger flower parts than the other specimens. NGF 39981 and Veldkamp 6758 have rather small petals. Carr 13210 has only 1 seed per fruit. EKNs.n. has unequal, superposed cotyledons. Old leaves of Brass 22174 are over 1 m long.


Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98: 1190
Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98: 1191
Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98: 1195
Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98: 1184
Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98: 1195
Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98: 1189
Adema 1991 – In: Leiden Bot. Series: 97