Weinmannia pullei

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Weinmannia pullei


Shrub or tree (1.75-)4-27 m high, up to 30 cm dbh, rarely epiphytic. Leaves imparipinnate with 1-6(-10) pairs of lateral leaflets; Stipules ligulate to ± orbicular or reniform, up to 0.8 by 1 cm. Inflorescence usually of 2 dyads, the apical bud of main stem sometimes aborting or continuing to grow vegetatively, or rarely of 2 or 4 individual racemes; Flowers mostly unisexual, sometimes bisexual; Capsules with valves 3-4.5 by 2.5-2.8 mm at dehiscence; Seeds c. 1 mm long, bearing hairs all over surface, longest at ends.


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


. Locally common.


1 Weinmannia pullei appears most closely related to the largely sympatric W. urdanetensis; however, it has rather few, obovate leaflets while W. urdanetensis usually has more numerous elliptic or oblong ones; the leaflets also differ in their angle of insertion. These two species share the following characters: inflorescence primarily of dyads; floral bracts often persisting to fruiting stage; flowers usually unisexual but sometimes bisexual; fruits with the valves densely pubescent; seeds with hairs all over their surface (not confined to the ends). The structure of the inflorescence is particularly variable in W. pullei. 2. A few collections from Irian Jaya (Wissel Lakes and Vogelkop) with largely tri-foliolate leaves are provisionally placed here although they may prove to be distinct.


Schltr. 1917 – In: Nova Guinea: 492
Bernardi 1964: p. 176. – In: Bot. Jahrb. Syst.: t. 25
Schltr. 1917: p. 492. – In: Nova Guinea: t. 192
P. Royen 1983: p. 2539. – In: Alpine Fl. New Guinea: t. 739
Bernardi 1964 – In: Bot. Jahrb. Syst.: 183
H.C. Hopkins 1998: Adansonia: 70: f. 1J-Q, 2