PNGTrees – Endocomia macrocoma subsp. prainii (King) W.J.de Wilde
Barry Conn (NSW) & Kipiro Damas (LAE).
Copyright held by the authors, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, and Papua New Guinea National Herbarium
Blumea Vol. 30: 187 (1984)
Field Characters: Small trees or large trees 15-20 m high. Bole cylindrical 20-25 cm diam.; straight; buttresses absent; spines absent; aerial roots absent; stilt roots absent. Bark brown, rough, tessellated; subrhytidome brown; bark thickness <25 mm thick, c. 10.0 mm thick; blaze consisting of one layer; faintly to non-aromatic; outer blaze pink or red, markings absent, fibrous; inner blaze pink or red, markings absent, fibrous; exudate present, red, flowing, changing colour on exposure to air, to dark red, 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, 22.0-25.0 cm long, 8.5-10.5 cm wide; lamina symmetric, 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, domatia absent; stipules absent.
Flowers: Inflorescence axillary <from between a leaf and branch>. Flowers on a branched axis; flowers stalked, with many planes of symmetry <actinomorphic>.
Fruits: Fruits arranged on branched axis.
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