Osmoxylon geelvinkianum

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Osmoxylon geelvinkianum


Glabrous shrub with few slender branches, up to 3 m high. Leaves clustered near the ends of the branches; Inflorescence terminal hemispherical, c. 12-20 cm ø; Stamens 10-14, exserted, 3 mm long, anthers small. Ovary cylindric, c. 2 mm long, 10-16-celled; Fruit globose, fleshy (ribbed when dry), c. 10 mm ø.


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present (Irian Jaya present), Fly R. areas present, Sepik present
Malesia: New Guinea (Irian Jaya, to Sepik and Fly R. areas).


The narrow leaf segments, almost or quite separated at their bases, are characteristic, even though variable in outline. The flowers are described as orange or reddish, and the soft fleshy fruits as dark purple, dark blue, or black.


Philipson 1976 – In: Blumea. p 106