Archidendropsis spicata

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Archidendropsis spicata

Description

Tree to 42 m high, trunk to 25 m, to 90 cm in diameter; Leaves: Stipules not seen. Inflorescence: Flowers pentamerous. Stamens c. 16 mm, tube c. 3 mm, equalling the corolla-tube. Ovary solitary, substipitate, 1-1.5 mm, villous. Seeds unknown.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, New Britain present, Umboi Is present
Malesia: New Guinea (Umboi Is.), New Britain.

Notes

In habit very similar to Archidendropsis oblonga (Hemsley) Nielsen from the Solomon Islands, but the latter has larger flowers with several ovaries and flowers arranged in racemes (see also Verdcourt 1979).

Citation

Verdc., Manual New Guin. Legum. 1979: 253