Archidendron bellum

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Archidendron bellum


Shrub or small tree up to 12 m high, d.b.h. 10-20 cm, with sparse foliage near the top only. Branchlets terete, glabrous. Leaves: Stipules or stipular scars not seen. Inflorescences cauliflorous, glabrous, consisting of once-branched racemes up to 15 cm long, branches up to 8 cm; Flowers trior pentamerous, bisexual. Stamens white, 45-55 mm; Ovaries 2-5, glabrous, except for a few occasional hairs in the distal part at the base of the style. Seeds black, with a glaucous bloom, ellipsoid, 33- 36 by 20-28 by 22-24 mm.


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


The specimen recorded under 'sp. G' by Verdcourt (I.с.: 258) probably belongs here, but it has one pair of pinnae only.


Harms 1952 – In: Reinwardtia: 77
Verdc. 1979: Manual New Guin. Legum.: 231
Nielsen 1984: p. 100. – In: Opera Bot.: f. 70, 71
De Wit 1942 – In: Bull. Bot. Gard. Buitenzorg: 263