Leea coryphantha

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Leea coryphantha


Understorey tree up to 7 m, stem often ribbed and fluted. Leaves clustered at the apex of the stem, (?1-)2-pinnate. Inflorescences up to 25 cm long, then lax with few branches, usually to 6 cm and highly condensed, rusty pubescent when young; Flowers 5-merous, white. Ovary 6- 10-celled, style 3-4 mm. Fruit 20-25 (-40) mm ø, red with thick fleshy skin;


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Morobe present, Vogelkop present, West & East Sepik present
Malesia: New Guinea (Vogelkop, West & East Sepik and Morobe Districts). .


LAUT. 1925 – In: Bot. Jahrb. p 530
RIDSDALE 1974: p. 81. – In: Blumea. f. ¼-5, 8/2
SUESSENG. 1953 – In: E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. p 388