Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Combretum trifoliatum Vent.

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Ventenat, E.P. (1803) Choix de Plantes : t. 58. Type: Arbrisseau sarmenteux, decouvert a Java par M. La Haye; croissant dans les lieux eleves, et fleurissant durant toute la belle saison.


Vine stem diameters to 4 cm recorded.


Leaf blades about 8.5-16 x 4-6.5 cm, petioles about 0.3-0.5 cm long. Domatia, if present, are tufts of hairs. Leaves opposite on plagiotropic shoots but whorled on orthotropic shoots. Young shoots and vegetative buds clothed in dark brown hairs.


Calyx tube (hypanthium) about 1.3 mm long. Calyx lobes about 0.8 mm long. Petals about 1.1 mm long. Disk surrounding the base of the style. Stamens 10. Style about 4.5 mm long, stigma small, terminal.


Fruits +/- sessile, about 35-40 x 10-12 mm, longitudinally 5-ribbed, conspicuously lobed in transverse section. Seeds about 15-20 mm long. Embryo +/- 5-winged, about 15-20 mm long.


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Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in CYP. Known only from the Weipa area. Altitudinal range quite small, from near sea level to about 40 m. Grows in gallery forest. Also found in SE Asia and Malesia.

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