Mischocarpus prob. spec. nov.

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Mischocarpus prob. spec. nov.


Small tree, c. 6 m high; Leaves c. 3-jugate; Inflorescences and flowers unknown. Petals: Fruits immature, green, probably all sterile, 8-10 mm high, glabrous; Seeds hardly developed (although fruit seemingly mature);


Asia-Tropical, Central Prov present, Papua New Guinea present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (Central Prov.).


In rain forest. Fruiting at least in


This is doubtlessly a Mischocarpus in the 'pentapetalus-group', probably closest related to M. largifolius and M. paradoxus. It may be a new species, but the specimen may also be a hybrid, because of the sterile fruits, either between M. largifolius and M. paradoxus, or between M. sundaicus and one of the latter two species.