PNGTreesKey – Canarium macadamii Leenh.
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
Blumea Vol. 8: 191 (1955) Fig. 5.
Other Literature: P.W. Leenhouts, Flora Malesiana, Series 1, 289 (1956)
Timber Group: Commercial hardwood Tradename: Galip
Field Characters: Large canopy tree (up to 50 m high); Bole cylindrical (up to 1 m high); straight (bole up to 1 m long); buttresses buttresses present (long and thin) or buttresses absent; spines spines absent; aerial roots aerial roots absent; stilt roots stilt roots absent; Bark brown, slightly rough or smooth, scaly or flaky or pustular, lenticels irregular; Subrhytidome (under-bark) pale brown; less than 25 mm thick, 15.0-19.0; bark blaze with two layers; outer blaze pale brown, markings absent, fibrous; inner blaze pale yellow or pale pink, with stripes (orange), fibrous; bark exudate (sap) present, colourless, not readily flowing (spotty), colour not changing on exposure to air, 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), compound (a leaf made up from two or more leaflets); petiole present, not winged, attached to base of leaf blade, not swollen; leaves with two leaflets or pinnate (unbranched with more than three leaflets); petiolule not swollen; rachis present, absent, absent; leaves with a terminal leaflet (the number of leaflets odd - imparipinnate), broadest below middle, 13.0-14.0 cm, 6.0-8.0 cm, leaflets opposite, symmetric; venation pinnate, secondary veins open, prominent, intramarginal veins absent; leaves lower surface pale green, upper surface dark green (glossy), indumentum (hairs) absent; absent; domatia absent; stipules present, free, laterally placed, not encircling the twig, leafy, not fringed, large, persistent.
Flowers: Inflorescence axillary, flowers on a branched axis, cones absent; flowers unisexual (female unknown), stalked, flowers with many planes of symmetry, 5.0-7.0 mm long, diameter small (up to10 mm diam.); perianth present, with distinct sepals and petals whorls, inner perianth white; 3, free; stamens 6, present, free of each other, free of the perianth; ovary superior, carpels joined (when more than one), locules 3; styles solitary, 1.
Fruits: Infrutescence arranged on unbranched axis or arranged on branched axis, fruit 26.0-35.0 mm long, blue or black (edible, flesh green, with resiniferous odour), not spiny, non-fleshy or fleshy (slightly hard brown shell), simple, indehiscent, drupe; seeds 1, much more than 10 mm long (c. 20 mm long), not winged, broad (as wide as long), seed 1-10 mm diam.
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Notes: Notes Possibly a rare species.