Arytera bifoliolata

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Arytera bifoliolata


Tree or shrub 5-10 m high, dbh c. 15 cm; Branchlets hairy when young; Leaves 1-jugate; Inflorescences axillary to pseudoterminal, branch-ing basally and along rachis; Flowers 2-3 mm in diameter. Petals 5, ovate to rhombic, 1.6-2.5 by 0.5-1.3 mm, not punctate, claw 0.2-0.5 mm long, blade gradually decurrent into claw, margin entire, pilose, apex acute to acuminate, outside pilose, inside (sub)glabrous; Stamens 7-9; Ovary 2-locular; Fruits with 1 or 2 well-developed lobes, 0.6-1.3 by 0.5-1.7 cm, loculicidal, slightly to distinctly rugose to verrucose, subglabrous, stipe 0.5-2 mm long, broadly cunéate, lobes slightly flattened lat-erally, 6-11 by 4-7.5 mm, dorsally sharply angled to keeled; Seeds ellipsoid to ovoid, flattened lateral-ly, c. 10 by 5 mm;


Asia-Tropical, Australasia, N Queensland present, Northern Territories present, SE Irian Jaya present
Malesia: SE Irian Jaya; Australia: Northern Territories, N Queensland.


S.T. Reynolds 1985 – In: Austrobaileya: 161