Guioa hospita

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Guioa hospita


Tree? Branchlets puberulous when young; Leaves 1- or 2-jugate; Flowers absent. Sepals and petals caducous. Stamens and pistil absent. Fruit immature, with 1 or 2 developing lobes, c. 1.8 by c. 2.8 cm, slightly ribbed, glabrous, blackish when dry; Seeds unknown.


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


This species is part of the G. rigidiuscula-complex and is distinct by its puberulous leaflets with many pockets, many and dense nerves, and very stipitate fruits with slender long lobes.


Welzen 1989: p. 218. – In: Leiden Bot. Series: f. 85
Radlk. 1921 – In: Bot. Jahrb.: 281
Radlk. 1933 – In: Engl., Pflanzenr. 98: 1173