Horsfieldia crux-melitensis

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Horsfieldia crux-melitensis


Shrub or treelet 2-7 m. Leaves membranous, elliptic to obovate(-oblong), 12-27 by 5.5-11.5 cm, base attenuate, apex acute or broadly rounded, the tip acute-acuminate; Inflorescences (male) among the leaves, 1.5-5 by 1.5-4 cm, peduncle 0.6-1.5 cm long, rather few-flowered, with woolly stellate-dendroid hairs 0.1-0.2 mm, 2 (or 3) times branched; Fruits 1-4 per infructescence, ellipsoid-ovoid, 1.4 by 0.8-0.9 cm, apex apiculate for 2 mm, base broadly rounded;


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


Markgr. 1987 – In: Blumea. p 459
J. Sinclair 1975: p. 26. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. ''cruxmilitensis'
W. J. de Wilde 1985: p. 90. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. f. 13a-c