Archidendron muricarpum

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Archidendron muricarpum

Description

Tree c. 10 m high. Branchlets terete, bristly rusty-hairy. Leaves: Stipules linear-filiform, up to 1 cm, rusty hairy, persistent. Inflorescence only known in the fruiting stage, subterminal, hispid, possibly racemose, ?6 cm long, floral bracts not known. Seeds black, ellipsoid, c. 12 by 8 mm.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical, Papua New Guinea present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (Normanby Is.).

Notes

Verdcourt (1977: 230) commented on the synonomy of this species.
The species is still poorly known and only placed tentatively in ser. Archidendron (cf. Nielsen, l.c.). Similar tubercular pods found in A. hispidum (ser. Ptenopae) and in the imperfectly known 'sp. V' of Verdcourt (1979: 255) from the Louisiades (Misima), a species with subcordate leaflet-bases.

Citation

Nielsen - in Opera Bot. 1984: f. 55, 56
Verdc., Manual New Guin. Legum. 1979: 246