Archidendron bellum

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Archidendron bellum

Description

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.

Distribution

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

Notes

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

Citation

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