Horsfieldia coryandra

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Horsfieldia coryandra


Shrub or treelet, 1.5-6 m Twigs 1.5-2 mm diameter, with rusty hairs to 0.1 mm long, glabrescent; Leaves membranous, elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, 5-20 by 0.7-5 cm, base (long-)attenuate or acute, apex long-acuminate, acumen often slender, to 3 cm long, or gradually narrowed from slightly above the middle, blade above glabrous, drying dark brown (sometimes slightly olivaceous), beneath glabrescent with scattered hairs 0.1 mm or less remaining on and near the midrib, drying brown or olivaceous brown; Inflorescences among the leaves, 2 or 3 times branched, peduncle 0.2-1 cm long, with grey-brown hairs 0.1 mm or less, rather few-flowered; Fruits 1 or 2 per in-fructescence, broadly ellipsoid-ovoid, including the 0.5-2 mm long apiculum 1.2-1.5 by 0.8-1 cm, pseudostalk 1.5-2.5 mm, all with hairs 0.1 mm or less, pericarp 0.5(-l) mm thick, drying blackish, without lenticels;


Asia-Tropical, Milne Bay Prov present, Morobe Prov present, Normanby I present, Northern Prov present, Papua New Guinea present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (Milne Bay Prov. incl. Normanby I., Northern Prov., Morobe Prov.).


Close to H. squamulosa, with similar, rather ellipsoid perianth, but differing in some small features in flowers and fruits.