Lepiderema

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Lepiderema

Description

(Small) trees. Branchlets terete, more or less straight, pith narrow. Leaves paripinnate, pseudostipules absent; Inflorescences pseudoterminal or axillary or ramiflorous thyrses, branches with scale-like hairs; Sepals 5, pet-aloid, connate at base, biseriate. Petals 5; Stamens 8; Ovary 3-locular, one ovule per locule; Fruits capsular, obovoid, loculicidal, not winged, stipe slender, outside and inside glabrous. Seeds obovoid, covered by an arillode;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Australasia
8 species: 6 in Australia, 2 in Malesia: New Guinea.

Notes

Only two specimens of Lepiderema are known from New Guinea, both being the types of the two Malesian species.

Citation

Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. p 1216
Radlk. 1985 – In: Fl. Austral. p 52
S.T. Reynolds 1982 – In: Austrobaileya. p 488
Schot 1991 – In: Blumea. p 235