Archidendron glabrum

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Archidendron glabrum


Shrub or small tree up to c. 7 m high, usually single-stemmed; Branchlets terete, minutely puberulous, glabrescent. Leaves: Stipules or stipular glands not seen. Inflorescences cauliflorous, consisting of long, slender, puberulous racemes, 20-70 cm; Flowers pentamerous, male or bisexual. Stamens white, 15- 20 mm; Ovaries 2-6 per flower, glabrous (in male flowers long, thin, translucent). Seeds black or bluish- black, ellipsoid, slightly compressed, 11-8 by 8-10 mm, with a red funicle.


Asia-Tropical, Central present, Eastern present, Milne Bay Province present, Morobe present, Normanby & Ferguson Is present, Northern present, Papua New Guinea present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (Morobe, Central, Northern, Eastern, and Milne Bay Province, incl. Normanby & Ferguson Is.).


For extensive notes on the variation in this species, see Nielsen (I.с.: 98).


Mohlenbr. 1966: p. 719. – In: Webbia: f. 31
K. Schum. & Lauterb. 1952 – In: Reinwardtia: 84
De Wit 1942 – In: Bull. Bot. Gard. Buitenzorg: 344
Verdc. 1979: Manual New Guin. Legum.: 236
K. Schum. & Lauterb. 1952: p. 96. – In: Reinwardtia: sub spec. excl. vel imperf. notae.
Verdc. 1979: Manual New Guin. Legum: 237: f. 58
De Wit 1942 – In: Bull. Bot. Gard. Buitenzorg: 266
K. Schum. & Hollr. 1889: Fl. Kaiser Wilhelm Land: 103
Nielsen 1984: p. 98. – In: Opera Bot.: f. 67, 68