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
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)
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.
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