Guioa pteropoda

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Guioa pteropoda


Tree, 13-20 m high, dbh 20-25 cm. Branchlets sericeous when very young; Leaves 2-7-jugate; Inflorescences axillary, unbranched to branching along the terete, subsericeous, 2.4-13 cm long axis; Flowers c. 4 mm in diam. Sepals 5, ovate, margin pilose, outside and inside glabrous; Petals 4, obovate, 2.9-3.1 by 1.5-2.1 mm, white; Stamens 8; Fruits with 2 or 3 well developed lobes, c. 2 by 1.4 cm, smooth, glabrous, red when fresh, blackish when dry; Seeds immature.


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea (Irian Jaya present), Ceram present, Geelvink Bay present, Jayapura present, S Moluccas present
Malesia: S Moluccas (Ceram), Irian Jaya (Geelvink Bay, Jayapura).


Brass 13082, 13702 (‘G. crenifoliol’) are somewhat different from the other specimens in having leaves with a winged rachis and shorter, obtusely acute apices.


Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98: 1174
Welzen 1989: p. 268. – In: Leiden Bot. Series: f. 113
Radlk. 1879: p. 614. – In: Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. CI. Konigl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. Miinchen: (typification)
Radlk. 1921 – In: Bot. Jahrb.: 28