Mischocarpus anodontus (F.Muell.) Radlk.
Radlkofer, L.A.T. (1879), Actes du Congres International de Botanistes .. Amsterdam for 1877: 113.
Veiny Pear fruit, Pear fruited Tamarind, Few leaved Brush Apple
Shrub or small tree to 10 m high. Buds and young stems densely appressed hairy, stems and leaves quickly becoming hairless.
Leaves alternate, pinnately compound. Stipules absent. Petioles 1-4 cm long ± swollen at its junction with the twig. Leaflets 2 or 4, alternate, subopposite or opposite, terminal leaflet absent, distal pair of leaflets sometimes opposite, rachis projecting shortly beyond last leaflet. Petiolules 1-10 mm long, with a prominent swelling at base at the junction with the compound leaf rhachis. Leaflet blades broad-elliptic to ovate, usually 5-14 cm long, 2-8 cm wide; base cuneate or obtuse, becoming shortly attenuate, margins entire, apex acuminate, often bluntly so, rarely acute or obtuse. Surfaces hairless. Lateral veins 7-11 pairs. Domatia are foveoles, 1-3 present on lower surface.
Inflorescences axillary, paniculate. Flowers usually functionally unisexual, monoecious, actinomorphic, 3-5 mm diam. Calyx of 5 sepals, cupular to about half way, lobes up to c. 1.5 mm long, outside sparsely hairy, light green. Petals absent. Male flowers with usually 8 (7-9) strongly exserted stamens, 1-3 mm long, and a rudimentary ovary. Female flowers with ± 8 staminodes, disc a continuous but wavy glabrous to sparsely hairy ring of tissue; ovary superior, 3-locular, hairy; style branching at apex into 3-lobed recurved stigma.
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This profile information and associated coding has been adapted from Cooper & Cooper (2004), Reynolds (1985), Ham (1977a) and Harden et al. (2014).