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PNGTrees Alseodaphne archboldiana (C.K.Allen) Kosterm.

 

Barry Conn (NSW) & Kipiro Damas (LAE).
Copyright held by the authors, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, and Papua New Guinea National Herbarium

Alseodaphne archboldiana (C.K.Allen) Kosterm.

New and Critical Mal. Plants Vol. 4: 7 (1955)


Family: Lauraceae
Dicotyledon
No. Timber species Minor hardwoods

Field Characters: Large trees 35 m high. Bole cylindrical about 80 cm diam.; straight; buttresses present; spines absent; aerial roots absent; stilt roots absent. Bark grey, rough, scaly or flaky or pustular; lenticels irregular; subrhytidome brown; bark thickness <25 mm thick, 10.0 mm thick; blaze consisting of one layer; strongly aromatic; cinnamon-like; outer blaze brown, markings absent, granular without splinters; inner blaze brown, markings absent, granular without splinters; exudate present, colourless, spotty, changing colour on exposure to air, to orange, slightly sticky. Terminal buds not enclosed by leaves; complex hairs absent; stinging hairs absent; mature twig without hairs.

Leaves: Spaced along branches <internodes readily visible>. Leaves spiral, simple; petiole present, not winged, attached to base of leaf blade <not peltate>, not swollen; lamina broadest at or near middle, 5.0-12.5 cm long, 3.0-6.5 cm wide; lamina very asymmetric, margin entire, not dissected or lobed, apex acuminate, venation pinnate <secondary veins arising from the midrib along its length>, secondary veins open <spaced far apart to easily see tertiary veins>, prominent, intramarginal veins absent; hairs absent; oil dots absent; domatia absent; stipules absent.

Distribution: Madang.


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