Elattostachys rubrofructus

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Elattostachys rubrofructus


Small trees with several trunks, 5-16 m high, dbh 15-17.5 cm; Leaves 2-5-jugate; Inflorescences c. 4 cm long, in fruit 5-8.5 cm long; Sepals (narrowly) elliptic, 2.9-3.2 by 1.1-1.6 mm. Petals creamy with reddish tinge, 1.6-1.9 by 1.2-1.7 mm, glabrous on both surfaces, claw 0.6 mm long, auricles ciliate. Fruits red, rarely cream suffused pink, ± globular, deltoid in cross section, 10-13 by 10 mm, wall 1.4-2.1 mm thick, outside with scattered short hairs. Seeds broadly obovoid, 5-6 by 3 mm, sarcotesta rounded, covering up to ⅓ of the seed.


Asia-Tropical, Central present, Milne Bay Prov present, Morobe present, Papua New Guinea present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (Morobe, Central and Milne Bay Prov.).