PNGTreesKey – Fagraea dolichopoda Gilg & Benedict
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
Botanische Jahrbucher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie Vol. 54: 196 (1916)
Other Literature: B.J. Conn, Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea 147-148 (1995) Fig. 32.
Timber Group: Non-timber species
Field Characters: Large canopy tree (up to 30 m high) or Small sub-canopy tree; Bole cylindrical (c. 35 cm diam.); straight; buttresses buttresses absent; spines spines absent; aerial roots aerial roots absent; stilt roots stilt roots absent; Bark cream-coloured, grey, or pale brown, rough, fissured; less than 25 mm thick; bark blaze consisting of one layer; faintly to non-aromatic; outer blaze white or yellow (pale (straw-coloured), markings absent, fibrous or granular without splinters; inner blaze white or yellow (pale (straw-coloured), markings absent, fibrous or granular without splinters; 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 above middle or broadest at or near middle, (5.5-) 8.5-12.5 cm, 2.1-4.0 (-5.0) cm; symmetric, entire, not dissected or lobed, distinctly acuminate or long-tapering, venation pinnate, secondary veins open, not prominent, but visible, intramarginal veins absent; leaves lower surface pale green, upper surface dull dark green, indumentum (hairs) absent; absent; domatia absent; stipules present, joined, joined across twigs, encircling the twig or soon not encircling the twig, collar-like, not fringed, often small, persistent.
Flowers: Inflorescence terminal, flowers on a branched axis, cones absent; flowers bisexual, stalked, flowers with many planes of symmetry, 30.0-36.0 mm long, diameter large (more than10 mm diam.) (c. 20 mm diam.); perianth present, with distinct sepals and petals whorls, inner perianth white, yellow (greenish (tinge), or cream-coloured; 5, some or partly joined; stamens 5, present, free of each other, joined to the perianth; ovary superior, carpels joined (when more than one), locules 2; styles solitary, 1.
Fruits: Infrutescence arranged on branched axis, fruit 15.0 (c.) mm long, white, not spiny, fleshy, simple, indehiscent, berry; seeds 100 (c.), barely visible (to 1 mm long) (c. 1 mm long), not winged, irregular (irregularly angular), seed 1-10 mm diam. (c. 1 mm diam.).
Distribution: West Sepik, Morobe, Milne Bay, Papuan Islands & New Ireland.
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