Guioa pauciflora

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Guioa pauciflora


Shrub to tree, 3-25 m high. Branchlets sericeous, especially when young; Leaves 1-jugate; Inflorescences axillary, unbranched to branching basally on the terete, sericeous, c. 3.9 cm long axis; Flowers in bud. Sepals and petals 5, immature, white. Stamens 8, immature. Fruits with 2 or 3 well developed lobes, 1.1-1.2 by 1.1-1.2 cm, rugose, glabrous, blackish when dry; Seeds unknown.


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea (Irian Jaya present), Papua New Guinea present, Snow Mts present, W & E Sepik Prov present, central area of New Guinea
Malesia: Irian Jaya (Snow Mts); Papua New Guinea (W & E Sepik Prov.). A seemingly somewhat disjunct distribution; the central area of New Guinea is very poorly collected, however.


The three specimens studied are rather different. However, all have 1-jugate leaves, papillate leaflets with a very typical venation pattern, an uninterrupted disc, and rather small fruits with a broadly obconical stipe and slender lobes.


Welzen 1989: p. 255. – In: Leiden Bot. Series: f. 107
Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98: 1160
Radlk. 1926 – In: Nova Guinea: 183