Maniltoa lenticellata C.T.White
White, C.T. (1927) J. Arnold Arbor. 8: 130. Type: PAPUA [PAPUA NEW GUINEA]. Northern Division: Sageri, July 1922, [fl], C. E. Lane-Poole 203 (holotype: BRI; isotype: A).
Cascading Maniltoa; Cascading Bean; Maniltoa; Maniltoa, Cascading
Bark rather hard to cut. A thin cream or pale brown layer usually present in the outer blaze. Living bark rather strong and fibrous.
Leaflet stalk short. Stipules long and narrow 60-100 x up to 2.5 mm, but shed early and only present on very young shoots with white or pink leaves. Stipular scars rarely visible. Leaflet blades about 4.5-10 x 2-5 cm.
Cotyledons fleshy, lacking venation. First pair of leaves compound with 8-10 leaflets. Petiole and rhachis hairy. Stipules linear. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflet blades unequal-sided, apex acuminate and emarginate, base obtuse, glabrous; petiole and rhachis hairy; stipules linear, about 20 mm or more x 1-2 mm wide, shed early; terminal bud consists of several deciduous scale leaves enclosing 1-3 compound leaves; scale leaves fall early leaving distinct scars. Seed germination time 13 days.
This tree is becoming popular in horticulture as a tree in larger gardens producing outstanding cream to pinkish flushes of new growth.