Aglaia barbanthera

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Aglaia barbanthera

Description

Tree 2–15(–20) m. Bark brown; sapwood pale yellow. Leaves 9–42 cm long, 7–24 cm wide; petiole 1.5–11 cm, petiole, rachis and petiolules densely covered with scales like those on the twigs. Male and female flowers 1–2 mm long and wide, subglobose; pedi- cels 0.5–1.2 mm, pedicel and calyx densely covered with dark reddish-brown stellate scales or hairs. Petals 5. Staminal tube 0.6–1 mm long and wide, cup-shaped or ob- ovoid with a lobed margin; anthers 5, 0.2–0.6 mm long and 0.2–0.5 mm wide, ovoid, with pale yellow margins and either without hairs or scales or densely covered with white or pale brown simple or stellate hairs, scattered on the inside of the tube and sometimes on the outside of the tube or along the margins of the lobes, inserted in the upper half of the tube either protruding and filling the aperture or barely protruding. Fruits obovoid, 1.2 cm long and 0.8 cm wide, bright orange or brown, with dense scales.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present
Malesia: New Guinea.

Morphology

Aglaia barbanthera is characterized by its indumentum of dark reddish-brown peltate scales which are often interspersed with paler stellate scales. The dark colour of the dense indumentum on the midrib contrasts with the pale green of the lower surface of the leaflets.

Citation

Pannell 1992 – In: Kew Bull., Add. Ser. 286.