PNGTrees – Syzygium cauliflorum T.G.Hartley & L.M.Perry
Barry Conn (NSW) & Kipiro Damas (LAE).
Copyright held by the authors, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, and Papua New Guinea National Herbarium
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 54: 182 (1973)
Field Characters: Large trees up to 25 m high or small trees. Bole cylindrical 25-30 cm diam.; straight bole 15 m long; buttresses absent; spines absent; aerial roots absent; stilt roots absent. Bark brown, rough, scaly or flaky or somewhat pustular; lenticels irregular; subrhytidome white; bark thickness <25 mm thick, 6.0 mm thick; blaze consisting of one layer; strongly aromatic; pleasant; outer blaze brown, markings absent, fibrous; inner blaze brown, markings absent, fibrous; exudate absent. Terminal buds not enclosed by leaves; complex hairs absent; stinging hairs absent; mature twig without hairs.
Leaves: Spaced along branches <internodes readily visible>. Leaves opposite, simple; petiole present, not winged, attached to base of leaf blade <not peltate>, not swollen; lamina broadest at or near middle, 13.0-18.0 cm long, 8.5-9.0 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 present; lower surface pale green, upper surface green, hairs absent; oil dots absent; domatia absent; stipules absent.
Flowers: Inflorescence on the trunk or branches <cauliflorous-ramiflorous>. Flowers on a branched axis; flowers bisexual, stalked, with many planes of symmetry <actinomorphic> perianth present, with distinct sepals and petals, green calyx red; inner perianth 5, free; stamens 100, filaments present, free of each other, free of perianth; ovary inferior <seated below the petals and sepals; epigenous> red, carpels joined (when more than one) <syncarpous>, locules 2; styles solitary <including joined together>, 1.
Fruits: Fruits arranged on branched axis. Fruit 30-32 mm long, 30.0-35.0 mm diam., fruit orange or red, not spiny, fleshy, simple, indehiscent, berry. Seeds 100.
Distribution: Milne Bay or Morobe.
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