Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Maranthes corymbosa Blume
Blume, C.L. von (1827) Bijdragen tot de Flora van Nederlandsch Indie No. 7 : 89. Type: in silvis prope Tjiradjas Provinciae Krawang.
Sea Bean; Bean, Sea; Parinari
Bark quite hard and horny to cut.
Cotyledons obovate, about 12-18 mm long, fleshy, without venation. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves obovate, apex acuminate, a few downy hairs may remain on the upper surface of the midrib; a pair of crater-like glands occur on the petiole near its apex; stipules triangular, hairy, toothed at the apex. Seed germination time 44 to 48 days.
Occurs in NT and is widespread in CYP from Torres Strait to Princess Charlotte Bay. Altitudinal range from sea level to about 200 m. Grows in monsoon forest and well developed rain forest but is particularly abundant in gallery forest where it probably reaches its best development. Also occurs in Malesia, the Solomon Islands and the Caroline Islands.
Stem bark material of this species was active against some tumors. Collins et al. (1990).