Glochidion disparipes Airy Shaw
Airy Shaw, H.K. (1972) Kew Bulletin 27: 43. Type: PAPUA. Milne Bay District: near Medino village, Cape Vogel Peninsula (N. coast).
Pin Flower Tree
Dead bark layered.
Flowers about 3-4 mm diam. Male flowers: Inflorescence without a peduncle and strictly axillary. Flowers without a disk. Female flowers: Flowers +/- sessile. Styles fused to form a hemispherical or button-shaped mass on the top of the ovary.
Capsules about 12-lobed, 10-12 mm diam., resembling a miniature Queensland Blue pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo).
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in WA (?), NT, CYP, NEQ and southwards to coastal central Queensland. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 300 m. Grows in monsoon forest, beach forest and similar communities. Also occurs in New Guinea.