Aglaia flavescens

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Aglaia flavescens


Small tree up to 4 m. Leaves 25–56 cm long, 20–50 cm wide; petiole 8–16 cm. Flowers c. 1 mm long and in diam., subglobose, pedicel 0.5 mm, the pedicel and calyx with few orange–brown peltate scales which have a fimbriate margin. Petals 5. Staminal tube 0.3–0.4 mm high, 0.4–0.5 mm wide, cup-shaped, sometimes with the margin incurved; anthers 5, c. 0.3 mm long and 0.2 mm wide, ovoid, inserted inside the tube near the margin, protruding and filling the aperture. Fruits 2 cm in diam., subglobose, densely covered with scales like those on the twigs on the outside, indehiscent, the pericarp thin and brittle when dry; fruitstalks c. 0.3 cm.


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present
Malesia: New Guinea.


Aglaia flavescens is recognized by its shiny orange peltate scales which have a ragged margin and, when dry, its pale yellowish-green leaves. The flowers are small and the fruit has a thin pericarp, which is brittle when dry.


Pannell 1992 – In: Kew Bull., Add. Ser. 179.