Aglaia polyneura

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Aglaia polyneura

Description

Tree up to 10 m, shrubby or loosely branched. Leaves 10–40 cm long, 12–42 cm wide; petiole 3–10 cm long, petiole, rachis and petiolules with numerous to densely covered with scales like those on the twigs. Flowers up to 1.7 m long and 2 mm wide, pedicels up to 1.5 mm with occasional stellate scales. Petals 4 or 5, Staminal tube c. 0.7 mm long, cup-shaped, shallowly lobed, with 5 small ovoid anthers, 0.3 mm long, inserted on the margin of the tube and pointing towards the centre of the flower. Ripe fruits up to 2.5 cm long, 2 cm wide, subglobose, the pericarp soft, yellow, and with numerous stellate scales on the outside. Seeds 1–3, 10–12 mm long, 6–7 mm wide and c. 4 mm thick, brown, with a thin gelatinous aril.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present
Malesia: New Guinea

Taxonomy

Aglaia polyneura resembles A. sapindina, but the lateral veins are closer together and the leaves are brown when dry, whereas they are bluish-green or pale green in A. sapindina.

Citation

Pannell 1992 – In: Kew Bull., Add. Ser. 256.