PNGTrees – Flindersia laevicarpa C.T.White & W.D. Francis
Barry Conn (NSW) & Kipiro Damas (LAE).
Copyright held by the authors, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, and Papua New Guinea National Herbarium
Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock. Botany Bulletin Vol. 22: 8 (1920)
Field Characters: Large trees 30 m high. Bole cylindrical 55 cm diam.; straight bole 16 m long; buttresses absent; spines absent; aerial roots absent; stilt roots absent. Bark brown, rough, pustular; lenticels elongated laterally; subrhytidome green or red; bark thickness <25 mm thick; blaze consisting of one layer; strongly aromatic; unpleasant; outer blaze orange or pink, markings absent, fibrous; inner blaze orange or pink, markings absent, fibrous; exudate present, colourless, spotty, not changing colour on exposure to air, not 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, compound; petiole present, not winged, attached to base of leaf blade <not peltate>, not swollen; leaves with three leaflets; petiolule not swollen; each leaflet broadest below middle or equally broad throughout much of length, 6.5-14.5 cm long, 2.5-9.0 cm wide, leaflets opposite, symmetric, terminal developing leaflet buds straight; venation pinnate <secondary veins arising from the midrib along its length>, secondary veins open <spaced far apart to easily see tertiary veins>, not prominent, but visible, intramarginal veins absent; hairs absent; oil dots present; domatia absent; stipules absent.
Flowers: Inflorescence terminal <at branch ends>. Flowers on a branched axis; flowers unisexual, with male and female flowers on the same plant <monoecious>, flowers stalked; perianth present, with distinct sepals and petals, pink.
Fruits: Fruits arranged on branched axis.