Schizomeria serrata

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Schizomeria serrata


Small to large trees, 8-45 m; Leaves with petiole 1-3.3(-4.7) cm and blade chartaceous to subcoriaceous or occasionally coriaceous, (5-)8.5-22.5(-26) by (2-)3.3-9.5 cm, ovate to broadly elliptic, with the base obtuse, truncate or cuneate and the apex usually acute or obtuse, or rarely acuminate, rounded or emarginate; Stipules narrowly to broadly triangular, lingulate or ovate, 4-12 by 3-6 mm, glabrous except for ciliolate margin. Inflorescence usually terminal, rarely otherwise; Flowers mostly bisexual, 4-5(-7) mm diameter; (4-)5(-6)-merous (except for gynoecium); Fruits spherical, ovate or ellipsoid, 1-1.8(-2) by 1-1.5(-1.8) cm, apex rounded or occasionally pointed;


Asia-Tropical: Bismarck Archipelago (Bismarck Archipelago present); Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present, Bougainville present, Louisiade Archipelago present, New Britain present, Solomon Islands present
Solomon Islands, including Bougainville, and Malesia: Moluccas, New Guinea, Louisiade Archipelago, Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain only).




2. In the TransFly region the flowers and inflorescences sometimes approach those of S. ovata D.Don from eastern Australia, and the ecology is rather different from elsewhere. 1 This is a variable species, but the only one commonly found at low altitude in Malesia. At medium elevation, vegetative and fruiting material may be difficult to distinguish from S. ilicina.


Hochr. 1910 – In: Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg: 859
Merr. 1917: Interpr. Herb. Amboin.: 244
Valeton 1907: p. 69. – In: Icon. Bogor.: t. 228
Hochr. 1967 – In: Gard. Bull. Singapore 22: 5
Engl. 1928: p. 248. – In: Nat. Pflanzenfam., ed. 2: f. 145
Hochr. 1905 – In: Bull. Inst. Bot. Buitenzorg: 89
Whitmore 1966: Guide to forests of British Solomon Islands: 60
L.M. Perry 1949 – In: J. Arnold Arbor. 30: 157
L.M. Perry 1949 – In: J. Arnold Arbor. 30: 157