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PNGTrees Popowia pisocarpa Endl.


Barry Conn (NSW) & Kipiro Damas (LAE).
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Popowia pisocarpa Endl.

Repert. Bot. Syst. Vol. 1: 74

Family: Annonaceae
No. Timber species Commercial hardwoods

Field Characters: Large trees 35 m high. Bole cylindrical 45 cm diam.; straight; buttresses present buttresses about 1 m high; spines absent; aerial roots absent; stilt roots absent. Bark brown, smooth or slightly rough, pustular; lenticels irregular; subrhytidome dark brown or black; bark thickness <25 mm thick, 10.0 mm thick; blaze consisting of one layer; strongly aromatic; pleasant; outer blaze brown, with stripes, fibrous; inner blaze brown, with stripes, fibrous; exudate present, colourless, spotty, changing colour on exposure to air, to brown, 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, 9.0-15.0 cm long, 3.5-4.0 cm wide; lamina symmetric, margin entire, not dissected or lobed, apex obtuse or shortly 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; lower surface blue-green, upper surface dark green, hairs present, sparse; oil dots absent; domatia absent; stipules absent.

Distribution: Madang.

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