Mischocarpus paradoxus

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Mischocarpus paradoxus


Shrub or tree, up to 5(-20?) m high; Leaves 3- or 4-jugate; Inflorescences ramiflorous, on 7-13 mm thick branches (to rarely axillary); Petals (3-)5(-6), ± elliptic, up to 0.5 mm long, not clawed, glabrous or with a few hairs near the base, not auriculate. Stamens 8, up to 2 mm long; Fruits globose, up to 1 cm in diam., not stipitate or stipe c. 1 mm long in unripe fruits, glabrous, with many light brown dots and faint remnants of a waxy covering, very shortly apiculate, thin-walled; Seeds up to 9 mm long, globose to ellipsoid, arillode without appendix;


Asia-Tropical, Central Prov present, Papua New Guinea present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (Central Prov.).


Baker 1923 – In: J. Bot.: 11
Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98: 1310
R.W. Ham 1977 – In: Blumea: 270
Radlk. 1924 – In: Fedde, Rep. 20: 40