PNGTreesKey – Garcinia sp. 'Wagau' (Conn 5042)


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

Garcinia sp. 'Wagau' (Conn 5042)

Family: Clusiaceae

Timber Group:

Field Characters: Large canopy tree (20 m high); Bole cylindrical (40 cm diam.); straight (bole c. 12 m long); buttresses buttresses present; spines spines absent; aerial roots aerial roots absent; stilt roots stilt roots absent; Bark dark brown, rough, slightly pustular or slightly scaly or flaky, lenticels irregular; Subrhytidome (under-bark) dark brown; less than 25 mm thick (10 mm thick); bark blaze consisting of one layer; strongly aromatic; pleasant; outer blaze pale yellow, with stripes, granular with splinters; inner blaze pale yellow, with stripes, granular with 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, spiral (leaves occurring singly at a node and arranged spirally up the branchlet), compound (a leaf made up from two or more leaflets); petiole present, not winged, attached to base of leaf blade, at base swollen; leaves pinnate (unbranched with more than three leaflets); petiolule not swollen; rachis present, absent, absent; leaves with a terminal leaflet (the number of leaflets odd - imparipinnate), broadest above middle, 6.5-11.5 cm, 4.5-5.3 cm, leaflets opposite, asymmetric; venation pinnate, secondary veins open, prominent, intramarginal veins absent; leaves lower surface green, upper surface dark green, indumentum (hairs) absent; absent; domatia present, scattered along midrib; stipules absent.

Flowers: Inflorescence axillary, flowers on a branched axis, cones absent; flowers bisexual, stalked; perianth present, with distinct sepals and petals whorls; 5, free; stamens 100, present (but very short), free of each other, free of the perianth; ovary inferior, carpels joined (when more than one), locules 2.

Fruits: Infrutescence arranged on branched axis, fruit 10.0 mm long, 10.0 mm diam., green (immature), not spiny, fleshy, simple, indehiscent, drupe; seeds 2, to about 5 mm long.

Distribution: Morobe.

Garcinia sp. 'Wagau'
Botanical records
in PNGplants database

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Notes: Notes Often included in the family Guttiferae.