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Alectryon repandodentatus Radlk., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 56: 274 (1920)

T: near Port Moresby, New Guinea, Apr. 1910, A.Loher ; n.v.

Illustration: S.T.Reynolds, Austrobaileya 1: fig. 37E (1982).

Tree to 10 m. Young parts, branchlets, leaves, peduncles and fruits densely or sparsely rusty villous. Leaf rachis 3.5–12 cm long; leaflets usually 1–3 pairs, broadly oblong or obovate to elliptic, broadly obtuse, truncate or retuse, margins and usually apex remotely denticulate, truncate and unequal at base, 6.7–12 cm long, 4.5–8.5 cm wide, puberulent above, pubescent below, usually bullate between nerves; petiolules 4–6 mm long; petiole 2.5–5.5 cm long. Flowers (males only seen) to 2 mm diam., pedicels to 1 mm long. Calyx 2 mm long, obtusely 4-lobed, pubescent. Petals absent. Fruit sessile, usually 2-lobed, 7 mm long, 14–16 mm diam., broadly obovoid with compressed crescent-shaped appendage at top; lobes turgid; pericarp drying thin, crustaceous. Aril granular. Fig. 4 I–J.

Occurs in New Guinea and on Murray Is., Torres Strait, Qld. Found in coastal scrub. Map 34.

Qld: Murray Is., M.Laurie 29 (BRI).

Alectryon repandodentatus has broader leaflets than A. tomentosus and the fruits have a crescent-shaped apical appendage.



Data derived from Flora of Australia Volume 25 (1985), a product of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia