Sarcotoechia

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Sarcotoechia

Description

Tree, monoecious. Leaves paripinnate, unifoliolate or 1- or 2-jugate (Malesian species); Inflorescences axillary and sometimes ramiflorous, racemose, simple or with 1 or 2 basal branches. Flowers unisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 5, free, slightly imbricate, equal, not petaloid, outside sparsely, inside densely hairy. Petals 5 or 0, shorter than the sepals, outside near the base sparsely hairy, inside long-hairy in the lower half, with woolly auricles, no crest. Stamens (5-)7 (or 8), hardly exserted; Fruits capsular, dehiscence loculicidal, completely 2- or 3-celled, slightly 2- or 3-lobed, not winged, shortly stipitate, outside ± smooth, very sparsely shortly sericeous, pericarp ± fleshy, completely 2- or 3-celled, inside densely woolly. Seeds ellipsoid, glossy blackish brown;

Distribution

Papua New Guinea: present northern Queensland: present
10 or 11 species; 6 of these, occurring in northern Queensland, belong to subgenus Sarcotoechia, characterized by a glabrous disc; 4 or possibly 5 species occur in Papua New Guinea and belong to subgenus Pilosodiscus Leenh., characterized by a hairy disc.

Citation

S.T. Reynolds - in Austrobaileya. 1985: 181
Leenh. - in Blumea. 1988: 198
Radlk. - in Fl. Austral. 1985: 82
Radlk. - in Engl., Pflanzenr. 98. 1933: 1256