Guioa waigeoensis

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Guioa waigeoensis


Small tree, c. 4 m high, dbh c. 5 cm. Branchlets sericeous, especially when young; Leaves 3- or 4-jugate; Flowers white. Sepals 5, ovate, margin pilose, glands unknown, outside and inside glabrous; Petals unknown. Stamens and pistil unknown. Fruits with 1-3 well developed lobes (see note), c. 1.2 by 1.2 cm, smooth to slightly rugose, glabrous, blackish when dry; Seeds still immature.


Asia-Tropical, W Irian Jaya present, Waigeo Island present
Malesia: W Irian Jaya (Waigeo Island).


One fruit had 4 lobes instead of 3, which is unique in Guioa.


Welzen 1989: p. 300. – In: Leiden Bot. Series: f. 129