Aglaia leucoclada

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Aglaia leucoclada

Description

Sir all tree up to 5(–25) m tall. Bark smooth light greyish-brown, inner bark pale yel- lowish brown. Leaves simple, 10–28 cm long, 2.5–7.5 cm wide, yel- lowish-green, pale green or pale brown when dry, apex acuminate; cuneate at the slight- ly asymmetrical base; with a few scales like those on the twigs on the midrib below and scattered on the rest of that surface; veins 10–13 on each side of the midrib; petiole 1.5– 3.5 cm, with few to numerous scales like those on the twigs. Inflorescence (3–) 13–20 cm long, 13–16 cm wide, with few spreading branches, sessile or with a peduncle up to 5 mm, peduncle, rachis and branches with few to numerous peltate scales like those on the twigs and some stellate scales interspersed. Flowers 0.8–1.5 mm long, 1.8–0.8 mm wide; pedicel 0.3–0.8 mm, with few to numerous pale brown stellate scales. Petals 5. Staminal tube 0.3–1.5 mm long, 0.7–1 mm wide, cup-shaped and lobed, anthers 5, 0.2–0.4 mm long, c. 0.2 mm wide, ovoid, inserted between the lobes just inside the margin of the tube and pointing towards the centre of the flower. Fruits obovoid, up to 1.8 cm long and 1 cm wide, yellow or orange, the pericarp thin and brittle when dry and with few to densely covered with peltate scales which have a fimbriate margin on the outside; fruitstalks up to 10 mm. Ripe fruit 3.5 cm in diam., subglobose; locules 2, each containing 1 arillate seed’, aril gelatinous; testa brown.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical, Papua New Guinea present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea

Morphology

Aglaia leucoclada has simple leaves which are pale green or yellowish-green when dry; the indumentum is inconspicuous and the inflorescence is small and delicate.

Citation

Pannell 1992 – In: Kew Bull., Add. Ser. 192.