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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. New Guinea.

[KBu]

Coode, M. (2005). Elaeocarpus for Flora Malesiana: E. crenulatus, E. myrtoides and E. amabilis from New Guinea, Reconsidered. Kew Bulletin, 60(2), 305-311. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/4110942

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or small trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves loosely grouped towards twig tips; petioles straight, stiff, slender, distinct from blade base, geniculate at apex, grooved above; blades mostly ovate with ± rounded base, dull above, main lateral veins few, indistinct especially towards leaf apex, fine venation network raised above with squarish areoles c. 1 mm across, midrib ± prominent beneath, main lateral veins scarcely so
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules often persistent, narrow, tapering, somewhat flexuous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 0.5 - 1.3 cm long, with a single seed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes among the leaves, erect, slender, few- flowered; flowers bisexual; petals hairy on the back, divided into 5 - 10 narrow-triangular laciniae up to 2 mm long; ovary 2-locular
Note
The small ovate leaves are similar to those of Elaeocarpus altigenus Schltr., E. sayeri F. Muell. or E. whartonensis A. C. Sm., all members of the Coilopetalum group sensu lato, with curved seeds and petals more densely hairy and with larger keels inside.
Type
[Indonesian West Papua, Kepala Burung, Manokwari Distr.], Arfak Mountains, Angi, Mt Koebre, c. 2400 m, 9 April 1940, Kanehira & Hatusima 14027 (holotype KYU, photo K!; isotype BO).

Native to:

New Guinea

Elaeocarpus amabilis Kaneh. & Hatus. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 56: 315 (1942)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

Kew Backbone Distributions
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