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Habit, flower, anther, staminode, gland, fruit, seedling. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Cryptocarya endiandrifolia Kosterm.
Kostermans, A.G.J.H. (1965) Reinwardtia 7: 306. Type: Hoogland 5131. Territory of New Guinea. Mandang Distr., S.W. foothills of the Finisterre Mts., near Gurumbu village, alt. 750 m. in tall secondary.
Narrow Leaved Walnut; Walnut, Narrow Leaved
Twigs fluted or terete, clothed in tortuous, brown, mainly erect hairs which persist even on old twigs. Leaf blades about 9.5-16 x 3.5-5.5 cm, green on the underside, clothed in straight and tortuous, white or pale brown, erect and appressed hairs when young but eventually becoming almost glabrous. Midrib depressed on the upper surface. Petioles channelled on the upper surface. Oil dots visible with a lens.
Inflorescence paniculate, exceeding the leaves. Flowers unpleasantly perfumed. Lower half of the perianth tube glabrous on the inner surface. Tepals about 1-1.5 mm long, pubescent on the outer surface. Ovary and style glabrous.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in CYP and perhaps also in NEQ (based on a sterile specimen). Altitudinal range from sea level to 150 m. Grows as an understory tree in drier or more seasonal rain forest. Also occurs in New Guinea.
This species has no commercial value as it seldom grows large enough to produce millable logs. Wood specific gravity 0.68. Hyland (1989).