PNGTreesKey – Syzygium phaeostictum Merr. & L.M.Perry
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
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 23: 270 (1942)
Other Literature: Hartley & Perry, Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 196 (1973)
Timber Group: Occasional timber species
Field Characters: Large canopy tree (sometimes up to c. 40 m high) or Small sub-canopy tree (up to 30 m high); Bole cylindrical (up to c. 40 cm diam.); straight (bole usually up to c. 18 m long, sometimes longer); buttresses buttresses absent; spines spines absent; aerial roots aerial roots absent; stilt roots stilt roots absent; bark exudate (sap) absent; terminal buds not enclosed by leaves.
Indumentum: Complex hairs absent; stinging hairs absent; mature twig indumentum (hairs) absent.
Leaves: Leaves spaced along branches, opposite (in pairs, opposite one another on the branchlet), simple (a leaf composed of a single blade); petiole present, not winged, attached to base of leaf blade, not swollen; leaves broadest at or near middle or broadest below middle, 6.0-11.0 cm, 4.0-5.5 cm; symmetric, entire, not dissected or lobed, acuminate, venation pinnate, secondary veins closed, not prominent, but visible, intramarginal veins absent; leaves lower surface pale green, upper surface green (glossy), indumentum (hairs) absent; present; domatia absent; stipules absent.
Flowers: Inflorescence leaf-opposed, flowers single, cones absent; flowers bisexual, stalked, flowers with many planes of symmetry, 20.0 mm long, diameter small (up to10 mm diam.); perianth present, with distinct sepals and petals whorls, inner perianth reddish purple or red; 4, free; stamens 100, present, free of each other, free of the perianth (attached to hypanthium); ovary inferior, carpels joined (when more than one), locules 2; styles solitary, 1.
Fruits: Infrutescence single, fruit 10.0-13.0 mm long, 8.0-12.0 mm diam., red, not spiny, fleshy, simple, indehiscent, drupe; seeds 1, about 10 mm long, not winged, broad (as wide as long), seed 1-10 mm diam. (8-10 mm diam.).
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