PNGTreesKey – Beilschmiedia morobensis Kosterm.
Barry Conn (NSW) & Kipiro Damas (LAE).
Guide to trees of Papua New Guinea
Copyright held by the authors, National Herbarium of New South Wales, and Papua New Guinea National Herbarium
Reinwardtia Vol. 8: 24 (1970)
Timber Group: Occasional timber species
Field Characters: Large canopy tree (up to c. 30 m high) or Small sub-canopy tree (up to c. 20 m high); Bole cylindrical (40-120 cm diam.); straight; buttresses buttresses absent; spines spines absent; aerial roots aerial roots absent; stilt roots stilt roots absent; Bark grey or brown, slightly rough, irregularly scaly or flaky or slightly fissured; Subrhytidome (under-bark) green, brown, or mottled; less than 25 mm thick, 10.0-12.0; bark blaze consisting of one layer; faintly to non-aromatic; outer blaze yellow, red (on exposure to air), or green, markings absent; inner blaze yellow, red (0n exposure to air), or green, markings absent; bark exudate (sap) present, red, flowing, colour not changing on exposure to air, not sticky; terminal buds not enclosed by leaves.
Indumentum: Complex hairs absent; stinging hairs absent; mature twig indumentum (hairs) absent.
Leaves: Leaves spaced along branches, spiral (leaves occurring singly at a node and arranged spirally up the branchlet), simple (a leaf composed of a single blade); petiole present, not winged, attached to base of leaf blade, not swollen; leaves slightly broadest above middle or broadest at or near middle, 6.0-8.0 cm, 2.5-3.0 cm; symmetric, entire, not dissected or lobed, obtuse or sub acuminate, venation pinnate, secondary veins open, not prominent, but visible, intramarginal veins absent; leaves lower surface green, upper surface green, indumentum (hairs) absent; present; domatia absent; stipules absent.
Flowers: Inflorescence terminal or axillary, flowers on a branched axis, cones absent; flowers bisexual, stalked (shortly), flowers with many planes of symmetry, 2.0-3.0 mm long, diameter small (up to10 mm diam.) (2-3 mm diam.); perianth present, with all sepals and/or petals (hence tepals) similar, inner perianth yellow (with red-brown hairs) or green; 3, free; stamens 9, short present, free of each other, free of the perianth; ovary superior, carpels solitary, locules 1; styles solitary, 1.
Fruits: Infrutescence presumably arranged on branched axis, fruit presumably not spiny, fleshy, simple, indehiscent, drupe; seeds 1, not winged.
in PNGplants database
Notes: Notes This species is only know from the type collection (Havel & Henry NGF9159) from the Bulolo area. Fruits have not been seen.