Archidendron palauense

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Archidendron palauense

Description

Unbuttressed tree to 26 m high; Branchlets terete, greyish to brownish with pale lenticels, glabrous or very scarcely puberulous. Leaves: Inflorescences terminal or axillary at the distal leaves, glabrous or with a few scattered hairs only, consisting of pedunculate glomerules aggregated into panicles to 40 by 50 cm; Flowers pentamerous, bisexual. Stamens white, 8 mm long, tube exceeding the corolla-tube. Ovary solitary, glabrous. Seeds purplish black, ellipsoid, up to 16 by 12 by 10 mm, slightly flattened.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Lesser Sunda Is. present; Maluku (Maluku present), Carolines present, New Britain present, Solomon Islands present, Sula Islands present, Timor present, W Irian present
Malesia: Lesser Sunda Islands (Timor), Moluccas, Sula Islands, W Irian, New Britain; Solomon Islands&Carolines.

Notes

De Vogel 3860 (L) from Bacan Is., N Moluccas has a strongly puberulous inflorescence.

Citation

Kosterm. - in Adansonia. 1966: 356
Zoll. & Mor. - in Nat. Geneesk. Arch. Ned. Ind. 1846: 72
Decne., Herb. Timor. 1835: 132
Merr. & Perry - in J. Arnold Arbor. 1942: 293
Verdc., Manual New Guin. Legum. 1979: 216