Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Glochidion disparipes Airy Shaw

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Flower. © G. Sankowsky
Flowers. © G. Sankowsky
Leaves. © G. Sankowsky
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Female flower. © CSIRO
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Airy Shaw, H.K. (1972) Kew Bulletin 27: 43. Type: PAPUA. Milne Bay District: near Medino village, Cape Vogel Peninsula (N. coast).

Common name

Pin Flower Tree


Dead bark layered.


Leaf blades about 4-10 x 2.5-5.5 cm. Midrib and main lateral veins raised on the upper surface. Leaf bearing twigs clothed in short tortuous hairs.


Flowers about 3-4 mm diam. Male flowers: Inflorescence without a peduncle and strictly axillary. Flowers without a disk. Female flowers: Flowers +/- sessile. Styles fused to form a hemispherical or button-shaped mass on the top of the ovary.


Capsules about 12-lobed, 10-12 mm diam., resembling a miniature Queensland Blue pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo).


Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in WA, NT, CYP, NEQ and CEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 300 m. Grows in monsoon forest, beach forest and similar communities. Also occurs in New Guinea.

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