Archidendron beguinii

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Archidendron beguinii


Tree to 7 m high. Branchlets terete, scarcely puberulous, glabrescent. Leaves: Stipules not seen. Inflorescence cauliflorous, glabrous, a simple or scarcely branched raceme to 3 cm, with the flowers congested near the apex; Flowers white, pentamerous, bisexual. Stamens to 75 mm; Ovaries 3, glabrous. Seeds imbedded in the fleshy pericarp, not seen.


Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present), Halmahera present, Ternate present
Malesia: Moluccas (Halmahera, Ternate).


The type, Beguin 2263, seems to be a sapling which may be the cause of its very large leaflets, 27 by 10.5 cm. The species is reduced to A. effeminatum (= A. lucyi) by Kostermans, but glands, inflorescence, flowers and pods are different.


De Wit 1952 – In: Reinwardtia. p 77
Nielsen 1984: p. 80. – In: Opera Bot. f. 49, 50