Maniltoa rosea

Author: (K. Schumann) Knaap-van Meeuwen

Knaap-van Meeuwen, Blumea 18 (1970) 35, f. 4a, b
Fig 40 FM 12.2 (1996): 646. drw. flowering branch

Morphological description
Tree 6-9 m high, 7.5 cm in diameter. Growth flush-wise, flushes developing from large buds. Buds covered by 2-ranked, brown, caducous budscales with lengthwise veins; new leaves developing in bright white or pink tassels. Stipules present in the buds, very tender, caducous immediately after the unfolding of the bud, leaving hardly any scar.

Leaves paripinnate, 4-11-jugate; rachis 3.5-17(-30) cm and petiole 0.5-1.1 cm, both pubescent. Leaflets sessile, opposite, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, 2.2-14 by 0.7-2.8 cm; apex acute or acuminate, the actual tip emarginate, obliquely rounded at the base; midrib 3-6 mm distant from the upper margin; slightly to distinctly hairy beneath, often only on the main nerves and/or midrib.

Inflorescences c. 4 cm long and wide, the rachis 2-3 cm; bracts 1-4 cm long, silky hairy; bracteoles 8(-15) mm long; pedicels 7-9(-25) mm, hairy.

Flower : Hypanthium 9-10 mm deep, glabrous, splitting lengthwise as fruit develops. Sepals 10 mm long, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Petals white, 9 mm long. Disk absent. Stamens 25-35; filaments 22 mm, connate at the base for 1.5-3 mm (almost free, cf. Harms, Bot. Jahrb. 55 (1917) 51); anthers apiculate. Ovary sessile, completely enclosed by the hypanthium; style 24 mm.

Fruits somewhat kidney-shaped, 3-3.7 by 1.7-3 by 1.3-1.6 cm.

Malesia: New Guinea (Irian Jaya: Vogelkop?, Mimika?; Papua New Guinea: W & E Sepik and Madang Provinces).

Habitat & Ecology
Once recorded at 70 m altitude. Flowering in September; fruiting in June.