Ehretia papuana

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Ehretia papuana


Shrub (?). Leaves: petiole slender, 3-6 cm long; blade broadly ovate-rounded, 6-8 by 5-7 cm, margin entire or somewhat repanded-dentate, base broadly truncate, apex obtuse, nerves 4 or 5 on each side, between main nerves densely reticulate on lower side, glabrous on both sides. Inflorescence axillary, shorter than the subtending leaves, few-flowered; bracts leafy, lanceolate, 0.2-1 cm long; pedicels c. 2.5 mm long. Stamens shortly exserted, anthers oblong, 1.25 mm long.


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


The species seems to be known only from the type collection (not seen), but is very distinct from all others as far as can be judged from the author's description, that is translated here.