PNGTreesKey – Prunus turneriana (F.M.Bailey) Kalkman
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
Blumea Vol. 13: 81 (1965)
Other Literature: C. Kalkman, Flora Malesiana, Series 1 347-348 (1993)
Timber Group: Non-timber species
Field Characters: Large canopy tree (up to 30 m high) or Small sub-canopy tree; Bole cylindrical; straight; buttresses buttresses present (sometimes slightly buttressed) or buttresses absent; spines spines absent; aerial roots aerial roots absent; stilt roots stilt roots absent; Bark grey or brown, slightly rough or smooth, slightly pustular, lenticels elongated vertically, terminal buds not enclosed by leaves.
Indumentum: Complex hairs absent; stinging hairs absent; mature twig indumentum (hairs) present, hairs sparse (glabrescent).
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 (slightly (sometimes), usually broadest at or near middle, or broadest below middle, 7.0-23.0 cm, 4.0-11.0 cm; symmetric, entire, not dissected or lobed, rounded, obtuse, or acuminate (slightly (acumen very short), venation pinnate, secondary veins open, prominent, intramarginal veins absent; leaves lower surface yellow or brown, upper surface dark green, indumentum (hairs) present, indumentum (hairs) dense when young or sparse; present (with 2-6, flat basal glands); domatia absent; stipules present, free, laterally placed, not encircling the twig, leafy (ovate to triangular), fringed, large (4-7 mm long, rarely to 15 mm), persistent.
Flowers: Inflorescence axillary or on the trunk or branches, flowers on an unbranched axis, cones absent; flowers unisexual (often male) or bisexual, stalked, flowers with many planes of symmetry, 8.0-18.0 mm long, diameter large (more than10 mm diam.) (c. 10 mm diam.); perianth present, with distinct sepals and petals whorls, inner perianth yellow or green; 6-14, free or some or partly joined (by misinterpretation (sepals and petals joined to mouth of floral tube); stamens 15-50, present, free of each other, free of the perianth or joined to the perianth (by misinterpretation (stamens joined to mouth of floral tube, separate from the petals and sepals); ovary superior, carpels joined (when more than one), locules 1; styles solitary, 1.
Fruits: Infrutescence arranged on unbranched axis, fruit 17.0-33.0 mm long, black (hairy), not spiny, non-fleshy (woody), simple, indehiscent, drupe; seeds 1, to about 5 mm long, not winged, broad (as wide as long) (testa usually sparsely hairy, especially near apex, sometimes glabrous), seed 1-10 mm diam. (c. 4 mm diam.).
Distribution: Morobe, Southern Highlands & Northern.
in PNGplants database
Notes: Notes Previously known as Prunus glomerata (Koehne) Kalkman.