PNGTreesKey – Teijsmanniodendron bogoriense Koord.
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
Annales du Jardin Botanique de Buitenzorg Vol. 19: 20 (1904)
Timber Group: Non-timber species
Field Characters: Large canopy tree (15-30 m high) or Small sub-canopy tree; Bole cylindrical (40-127 cm diam.); straight (mostly bole usually 11-23 m long); buttresses buttresses present (buttresses to c. 1 m high) or buttresses absent (or slightly fluted at base); spines spines absent; aerial roots aerial roots absent; stilt roots stilt roots absent; Bark grey or brown, slightly rough or smooth, slightly scaly or flaky; Subrhytidome (under-bark) yellow or green; less than 25 mm thick; bark blaze consisting of one layer; faintly to non-aromatic; outer blaze white or yellow (pale (cream-coloured), with stripes, smooth or slightly fibrous; inner blaze white or yellow (pale (cream-coloured), with stripes, smooth or slightly fibrous; 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), compound (a leaf made up from two or more leaflets); petiole present, not winged, attached to base of leaf blade, slightly swollen; leaves palmate (with more than three leaflets attached at one point to the stalk) (mostly with 3 leaflets, rarely with 5); petiolule swollen (at base); leaves sometimes broadest above middle, broadest at or near middle, or sometimes broadest below middle, (10.0-) 12.0-20.0 (-25.0) cm, 4.0-8.0 cm, leaflets arranged from one point, symmetric (to very slightly asymmetric); venation pinnate, secondary veins open, prominent, intramarginal veins absent; leaves lower surface pale green, upper surface dark green (sub-glossy) or green, indumentum (hairs) absent; absent; domatia absent; stipules absent.
Flowers: Inflorescence terminal, flowers on a branched axis, cones absent; flowers bisexual, stalked, flowers with one plane of symmetry, 8.0-10.0 mm long, diameter small (up to10 mm diam.) (5-7 mm diam.); perianth present, with distinct sepals and petals whorls, inner perianth blue or purple; 5, some or partly joined; stamens 4, present, free of each other, joined to the perianth; ovary superior, carpels joined (when more than one), locules 4; styles solitary, 1.
Fruits: Infrutescence arranged on branched axis, fruit 15.0-20.0 mm long, green (dark (possibly immature) or purple, not spiny, non-fleshy, simple, indehiscent or slightly dehiscent, capsule; seeds 1 (by abortion), much more than 10 mm long (12-15 mm long), not winged, narrow (longer than wide), seed 1-10 mm diam. (c. 6 mm diam.).
Distribution: West Sepik, East Sepik, Madang, Western, Gulf, Central & Northern.
in PNGplants database
Notes: Notes Formerly included in the family Verbenaceae. Now regarded as part of the Lamiaceae subfamily Viticoideae.