Hopea novoguineensis

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Hopea novoguineensis


Medium-sized, flaky-barked tree with tall buttresses. Parts of petals exposed in bud, panicles, bracts and stipules densely persistently buff pubescent; Leaves 10-28 by 3.5-10 cm, variable in size and shape, chartaceous, undersurface pale and dull, margin ± revolute; Sepals subequal, broadly ovate, acute. Stamens 15, shorter than style, in 3 subequal verticils; Panicle to 9 cm long, to 3-axillary or terminal, singly branched; Ovary small, tapering into a distinct equally long subcylindrical stylopodium and short style.


Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present, Halmahera present, Munju Subdiv present, Sorong Distr present, South New Guinea present, Western Distr. T.P.N.G present
Malesia: New Guinea (Sorong Distr., and Munju Subdiv., South New Guinea, W. Irian; Western Distr. T.P.N.G.), Moluccas (Halmahera).


Very variable, especially in the depth of the cordate leaf base and in the lustrousness of the laminar surface; it is possible that further collections will show there to be more than one species.


v. Royen 1965 – In: Man. Forest Trees Papua New Guinea: 38
Sloot. 1952 – In: Reinwardtia: 31