PNGTreesKey – Stenocarpus moorei F.Muell.


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

Stenocarpus moorei F.Muell.

Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae Vol. 1: 134 (1859)

Other Literature: D.B. Foreman, Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea 268-269 (1995)

Family: Proteaceae

Timber Group: Non-timber species

Field Characters: Small sub-canopy tree (up to 27 m high); Bole cylindrical; straight; buttresses buttresses absent; spines spines absent; aerial roots aerial roots absent; stilt roots stilt roots absent; Bark grey or brown, slightly rough, fissured or slightly pustular, lenticels rounded/swelling; Subrhytidome (under-bark) red or brown; less than 25 mm thick, 5.0-8.0; bark blaze consisting of one layer; faintly to non-aromatic; outer blaze red or pale brown, markings absent; inner blaze pale brown, markings absent; 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), simple (a leaf composed of a single blade); petiole present, not winged, attached to base of leaf blade, not swollen; leaves broadest at or near middle or broadest below middle, 60.0-140.0 cm, 15.0-70.0 cm; symmetric, entire, dissected or lobed when immature or not dissected or lobed when mature, pinnately lobed, obtuse, acute, or slightly acuminate, venation palmate (5-plinerved from base), secondary veins open, prominent, intramarginal veins absent; leaves lower surface green, upper surface dark green (glossy), indumentum (hairs) absent; absent; domatia absent; stipules absent.

Flowers: Inflorescence on the trunk or branches, flowers on an unbranched axis or flowers on a branched axis, cones absent; flowers bisexual, stalked, flowers with one plane of symmetry, 6.0-10.0 mm long, diameter small (up to10 mm diam.); perianth present, with all sepals and/or petals (hence tepals) similar, inner perianth yellow to green; 4, some or partly joined; stamens 4, absent, free of each other, joined to the perianth; ovary superior, carpels joined (when more than one), locules 1; styles solitary, 1.

Fruits: Infrutescence arranged on branched axis, fruit 40.0-100.0 mm long, brown, not spiny, non-fleshy, simple, dehiscent, follicle; seeds 1-6, much more than 10 mm long (up to c. 22 mm long), winged, narrow (longer than wide), seed 1-10 mm diam. (c. 5 mm diam.).

Distribution: Morobe, Western, Central.

Stenocarpus moorei
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Notes: Notes Previously known as Stenocarpus salignus var. moorei or as Stenocarpus papuanus .