PNGTreesKey – Syzygium homichlophilum Diels
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. 62: 409 (1922)
Field Characters: Small sub-canopy tree or Large canopy tree (up to 35 m high); Bole cylindrical (up to c. 80 cm diam.); straight (bole up to c. 20 m long); buttresses buttresses present (buttresses up to 6 m high); spines spines absent; aerial roots aerial roots absent; stilt roots stilt roots absent; Bark red or brown, rough, scaly or flaky; less than 25 mm thick, 15.0-18.0; bark blaze consisting of one layer; faintly to non-aromatic; outer blaze yellow (pale (straw-coloured), pale brown, or slightly pink, markings absent, fibrous; inner blaze slightly pink, pale brown, or yellow (pale (straw-coloured), markings absent, fibrous; 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, 4.5-6.5 cm, 2.5-3.5 cm; symmetric, entire, not dissected or lobed, acuminate, venation pinnate, secondary veins open, not prominent, but visible, intramarginal veins absent; leaves lower surface green, upper surface dark green (glossy (to subglossy), indumentum (hairs) absent; present (densely glandular); domatia absent; stipules absent.
Flowers: Inflorescence terminal or axillary, flowers on a branched axis, cones absent; flowers bisexual, not stalked, flowers with many planes of symmetry, 8.0-10.0 mm long, diameter small (up to10 mm diam.) (c. 7 mm diam.); perianth present, with distinct sepals and petals whorls, inner perianth pale green or white; 4, free; stamens 100, present, free of each other, free of the perianth (attached to hypanthium); ovary inferior, carpels joined (when more than one), locules 2; styles solitary, 1.
Fruits: Infrutescence arranged on branched axis, fruit 10.0 (c. (possibly immature) mm long, 10.0 (c.) mm diam., brown or red, not spiny, fleshy, simple, indehiscent, drupe; seeds 1, about 10 mm long, not winged, broad (as wide as long), seed 1-10 mm diam. (c. 8 mm diam.).
Distribution: East Sepik, Morobe, Western Highlands & Northern.
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