PNGTreesKey – Beilschmiedia dilmyana Kosterm.


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

Beilschmiedia dilmyana Kosterm.

New and Critical Malesian Plants Vol. 23: (1955)

Family: Lauraceae

Timber Group: Occasional timber species

Field Characters: Large canopy tree (up to c. 30 m high); Bole cylindrical (up to c. 65 cm diam.); straight (bole up to c. 18 m long); buttresses slightly buttresses present or buttresses absent; spines spines absent; aerial roots aerial roots absent; stilt roots stilt roots absent; Bark dark brown, smooth; Subrhytidome (under-bark) brown; less than 25 mm thick; bark blaze consisting of one layer; faintly to non-aromatic; pleasant; outer blaze brown, with stripes (white); inner blaze brown, with stripes (white); terminal buds not enclosed by leaves.

Indumentum: Complex hairs absent; stinging hairs absent; mature twig indumentum (hairs) absent.

Leaves: Leaves spaced along branches, spiral (leaves occurring singly at a node and arranged spirally up the branchlet), simple (a leaf composed of a single blade); petiole present, not winged, attached to base of leaf blade, not swollen; leaves broadest below middle or occasionally broadest at or near middle, 13.0-20.0 cm, 6.0-8.5 cm; symmetric, entire, not dissected or lobed, acuminate (shortly) or sub acute, venation pinnate, secondary veins open, prominent, intramarginal veins absent; leaves lower surface dull pale green, upper surface dark green (glossy), indumentum (hairs) absent; present; domatia absent; stipules absent.

Flowers: Inflorescence axillary, flowers on a branched axis, cones absent; flowers bisexual, stalked, flowers with many planes of symmetry, 2.0-3.0 mm long, diameter small (up to10 mm diam.) (2-3 mm diam.); perianth present, with all sepals and/or petals (hence tepals) similar (densely hairy on outer surface), inner perianth yellow or pale brown; 3, free; stamens 9, short present, free of each other, free of the perianth; ovary superior, carpels solitary, locules 1; styles solitary, 1.

Fruits: Infrutescence arranged on branched axis, fruit 12.0 (c.) mm long, 12.0 (c.) mm diam., black, not spiny, fleshy, simple, indehiscent, drupe; seeds 1, about 10 mm long (8-10 mm long), not winged, broad (as wide as long), seed 1-10 mm diam. (8-10 mm diam.).

Distribution: Morobe or New Britain (possibly).

Beilschmiedia dilmyana
Botanical records
in PNGplants database

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Notes: Notes The possible occurrence of this species in New Britain is based on a sterile collection (White NGF10034) that appears to represent Beilschmiedia dilmyana.