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This variety is accepted, and its native range is Papua New Guinea.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[KBu]

Coode, M.J.E. 2010. laeocarpus for Flora Malesiana: new taxa and understanding in the Ganitrus group. Kew Bulletin 65: 355. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-010-9223-2

Conservation
Conservation Status. Least Concern (LC).
Distribution
Papua New Guinea.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves (8.5 –) 10.5 – 17 × 4.5 – 8 cm, obovate, broad-obtuse to rounded at apex, obviously persistently hairy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 6.5 mm long; petals c- 9 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits ellipsoid
Morphology Twigs
Twigs hairy
Note
It could be argued that, in flower characteristics, this taxon is closer to Elaeocarpus altisectus. However, the existence of intermediate types (glabrous plants in which fruits are broad-ellipsoid rather than round —listed among the specimens of var. chloranthus above) suggests that they should all be treated as part of a variable E. dolichostylus. Notes. A study of the fruit section of the type of subsp. collinus, more informed as a result of several more years’ experience with the group, reveals that I chose the wrong specimen in 1978: NGF 44513 is not typical of the rest of the specimens. Although very similar superficially in leaf and habit, the fruit stones are 3-locular (once 2-locular) and in TS show the characteristic pattern of the Dactylosphaera and Elaeocarpus groups, with a single seed only. The disk remains at the fruit base are weakly developed, and the stone has a narrower base and the tubercles are shallower, slightly larger and also somewhat elongated (mostly 2 – 3 mm long) along the stone surface (Fig. 4). I have therefore decided to place NGF 44513 with the variable species E. dolichodactylus Schltr. in the Dactylosphaera group. One other point of interest: the mesocarp of E. dolichostylus is usually very resistant to boiling water — the fruit takes over one hour to soften; the tubercles on the stone surface are 1 – 2 mm across, mostly rounded. The mesocarp of NGF 44513, however, detached more readily.

Native to:

New Guinea

Elaeocarpus dolichostylus var. hentyi Coode appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 16, 2002 Schodde, R. [4936], New Guinea K000708289 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 65: 374 (2010 publ. 2011)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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