Guioa unguiculata

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Guioa unguiculata


Tree(let), 5-20 m high; Branchlets sericeous when young; Leaves 1-3-jugate; Inflorescences axillary to ramiflorous, branching basally and along the flatter ed to terete, subsericeous, 2.2-8.5 cm long axis; Flowers c. 4 mm in diam. Sepals 5, ovate, margin pilose, with glands, out-side and inside glabrous, light green; Petals 5, obo-vate, 2-3.2 by 1-1.5 mm, white; Stamens 8; Seeds rot full-grown.


Asia-Tropical, Madang present, Morobe Prov present, Papua New Guinea present, Western Highlands present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (Western Highlands, Madang, Morobe Prov.).


Guioa unguiculata belongs to the G. ri-gidiuscula-complex. It has long-clawed petals with folded, apically bifid scales; a (nearly) uninterrupted disc; and leaflets which are smooth, without papillae or domatia on the lower side, and with a Strongly raised venation.


Welzen 1989: p. 294. – In: Leiden Bot. Series: f. 126