Neisosperma poweri (F.M.Bailey) Fosberg & Sachet
Fosberg, F.R. et al. (1977) Adansonia ser. 2 17: 31.
Red Boat Tree; Milkbush
Seldom grows beyond 20 cm dbh, often flowers and fruits as a shrub.
Flowers about 10-20 mm diam. Calyx lobes about 1.3-1.8 mm long. Corolla tube about 10-12 mm long, thickened on the inner surface at the apex. Corolla lobes glabrous, about 4-8 mm long. Anthers on short filaments, inserted on the corolla tube just below the apex. Anthers enclosed within the corolla tube. Stigmas capitate, shortly hairy.
Cotyledons ovate, about 40-50 mm long, petiole short. First pair of leaves obovate, about 3 x 1.5 cm, glabrous, margins smooth. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves obovate, apex obtuse with a short acuminate tip, base attenuate, glabrous. Stems and leaves produce a milky exudate. Seed germination time 36 to 47 days.
Fallen fruit eaten by Musky Rat-kangaroos. Cooper & Cooper (1994).