Tristiropsis acutangula Radlk.
Radlkofer, L.A.T. (1890) Dur., Index Gen. Phan. 20: 248. Type: Solomon Islands, Guppy 272 (K holo).
Fern Leaved Tamarind; Tamarind, Fern Leaved
A small tree probably not exceeding 40 cm dbh.
Leaves bipinnate, leaflet blades +/- elliptic, about 10-13 x 4.5-5.5 cm, leaflet stalks about 0.4-0.6 cm long. Small oil dots visible with a lens. Leaflet blades unequal-sided, particularly towards the base. Midrib +/- flush with the upper surface of the leaflet blade, lateral veins about 9-14 on each side of the midrib. Leaflet stalks swollen at their junction with the compound leaf rhachis. Terminal buds and young shoots clothed in short, brown, prostrate hairs.
Female flowers appear to mature before the male flowers. Calyx and corolla about 3-4 mm long. Petals with two broad scales near the base on the inner surface. Stamens about 8-10, anther filaments and back of the anthers hairy. Disk annular. Ovary clothed in brownish prostrate hairs. Ovules 1 per locule.
Occurs in CYP, known only from the Bamaga and Claudie River areas. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 100 m. Grows in drier, more seasonal rain forest. Also occurs in New Guinea.