PNGTreesKey – Dubouzetia galorei Coode


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

Dubouzetia galorei Coode

Brunonia Vol. 1: 154-157 (1978) Fig. 4.

Other Literature: M.J.E. Coode, Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea 52-53 (1981)

Family: Elaeocarpaceae

Timber Group: Non-timber species

Field Characters: Large canopy tree (up to 35 m high); Bole cylindrical (up to 100 cm diam.); straight (bole to slightly irregular, up to 20 m long); buttresses buttresses present; spines spines absent; aerial roots aerial roots absent; stilt roots stilt roots absent; Bark grey, brown, or greyish black, rough, scaly or flaky (soft) or fissured; Subrhytidome (under-bark) green; less than 25 mm thick; bark blaze with two layers; faintly to non-aromatic; outer blaze yellow (pale (slightly green to cream-coloured) or pale brown, markings absent; inner blaze white or yellow (pale (cream-coloured), markings absent, granular with splinters; bark exudate (sap) absent; terminal buds not enclosed by leaves.

Indumentum: Complex hairs absent; stinging hairs absent; mature twig indumentum (hairs) present, hairs dense to sparse.

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 above middle or usually broadest at or near middle, (9.0-) 11.0-27.0 cm, 5.0-14.0 cm; symmetric, entire or coarsely crenate, not dissected or lobed, rounded or acute, venation pinnate, secondary veins open, prominent, intramarginal veins absent; leaves lower surface green, upper surface dull dark green, indumentum (hairs) present, indumentum (hairs) dense to sparse; absent; domatia absent; stipules absent.

Flowers: Inflorescence axillary, flowers on an unbranched axis, cones absent; flowers bisexual, stalked, flowers with many planes of symmetry, 23.0-24.0 mm long, diameter small (up to10 mm diam.); perianth present, with distinct sepals and petals whorls, inner perianth white to green (pale (slivery); 4-5, free; stamens 25 (c.), present, free of each other, free of the perianth; ovary superior, carpels joined (when more than one), locules 3-4; styles solitary, 1.

Fruits: Infrutescence arranged on unbranched axis, fruit 45.0-55.0 mm long, yellow to green (dark (possibly immature), not spiny, fleshy, simple, slightly dehiscent, capsule; seeds 3-(1 or 2 per locule)-8, much more than 10 mm long (red), not winged, narrow (longer than wide), seed 1-10 mm diam.

Distribution: West Sepik, Morobe & Western.

Dubouzetia galorei
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