Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Alangium solomonense (Bloemb.) W.J.de Wilde & Duyfjes
Wilde, W.J.J.O. de & Duyfjes, B.E.E. (2017) Blumea 62: 81
Blaze odour may resemble that of Poison Peach (Trema aspera).
Flowers about 8 mm diam. Calyx and corolla sericeous or pubescent on the outer surface. Sepals fused into a cup about 0.5-0.6 mm long, almost without segments. Calyx lobes no more than small teeth. Petals shortly fused at the base, about 4-5 x 1 mm. Anthers linear, about 3 mm long, curving outwards with the petals, filaments about 1 mm long. Staminal filaments and the inner surface of the corolla tube hairy. Style about 4-4.5 mm long. Ovule one.
Fruits ellipsoid, spindle-shaped, about 13-17 x 8-12 mm, puberulous or glabrous. Seeds about 12-13 x 7-8 mm.
Cotyledons broadly ovate, about 30 x 25 mm, apex obtuse, base obtuse to cordate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves obovate, apex acuminate, base cuneate, glabrous or clothed in short prostrate hairs, with foveoles present on the midrib and often also on the lateral veins distant from the midrib. Hairs on the upper surface arise from a crater-like depression in the surface of the leaf blade. Seed germination time 32 to 88 days.
Alangium villosum subsp. solomonense Bloemb., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg Ser. 3, 16: 207 (1939). Type: Solomon Islands. Santa Ysabel Island, Sigana, 12 January 1933, L.J. Brass 3463 (lecto: BO, fide de Wilde & Duyfjes 2017: 81; isolecto: A; image; BRI). Alangium sp. Claudie River (B.P. Hyland 2682RFK) [HISPID Phrase Name].