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Fruit, side view, cross section and seed. Copyright W. T. Cooper
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Canarium vitiense A.Gray
Gray, A. (1854) United States Exploring Expedition (Wilkes Expedition) Botany. Phanerogamia 1: 373. Type: Mathuata, Vanua Levu, Fiji, 1838-1842 Wilkes Exped. s.n.; holo: GH; iso: K, P. Fide P. W. Leenhouts, Blumea 9:451 (1959).
Stalk of the terminal leaflet longer than those of the lateral leaflets. Pulvinus normally present on the terminal leaflet, sometimes also on the lateral leaflets. Stipules long and narrow, about 5-9 x 0.5-1 mm. Leaflet blades about 11-19 x 6-7 cm. Twigs rather pithy. Scattered pores visible with a lens over nearly all of the transverse section of the pith.
Fruits about 17-30 mm long. Cotyledons 3-lobed.
Cotyledons trifoliolate, leaflets about 45-50 mm long, petiole hairy on the upper surface. First pair of leaves not toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: a few scattered hairs on the stem, petiole and rhachis; terminal bud densely hairy; stipules short, hairy.
Distribution and Ecology
Widespread in CYP and NEQ as far south as Hinchinbrook Island. Altitudinal range small, from near sea level to about 100 m. Usually grows in well developed lowland rain forest. Also occurs in New Guinea and Fiji.
This species may have medicinal properties. (http://www.dittmar.dusnet.de/english/ewisspft.htm l)