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Caesalpinia latisiliqua
(Cav.) Hattink, Fabaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Risk assessment results:  Evaluate, score: 5 (Go to the risk assessment).

Other Latin names:  Mezoneuron latisiliquum (Cav.) Merr.

Habit:  tree

Description:  "Liana or small tree, up to 20 m; branchlets unarmed or with a few prickles. Stipules triangular, c. 2 mm long. Leaves: rachis 20-40 cm; pinnae 4-8 pairs, 7-13 cm. Leaflets alternate to subopposite, sometimes some of them opposite, 6-8 pairs per pinna, petiolulate (1-4 mm), membranous to coriaceous, oblong or obovate, 1.5-7 by 0.75-5 cm; base unequal to subequal. truncate, obtuse, or cuneate; apex rounded, truncate, or retuse; glabrous or appressed shortly hairy. Inflorescences axillary and terminal, paniculate, 30-100 cm long, the rachis unarmed; pedicels 10-20 mm. articulated at the base. Flowers pubescent or glabrous. Hypanthium 3-5 mm deep and 7-12 mm wide. Sepals: lowest one twice as long as the others. 7-15 by 6-8 mm. Petals: standard arched, bilobed to about half of its length, 8-12 (-19) by 6-l0 (-14) mm, 1-2 mm wide at the base; the other petals 2-6 by 1.5-3 mm, shortly clawed or sessile, often ciliate. Stamens far exserted; filaments c. 14 (-22) mm; anthers 1-2 mm. Pistil pubescent or glabrous; ovary c. 5 by 1 mm, flat, 6-13-ovulcd; style c. 8 mm, stigma oblique, hairy along the margin. Pods (pedicels 15-31 mm) 10-16 by 3-5 cm (incl. 10-15 mm wide wing at the upper side), indehiscent; base cuneate; apex variable, 6-9 (-13)-seeded. Seeds ellipsoid, 9-12 by 6-7 mm, flat, brown, dull"  (Flora Malesiana I, 12, 2: 547:548).

Habitat/ecology:  "Rocks on sunny hot dry slopes, riverbanks and roadsides, primary forest and forest fringes, from 100 to 1500 m altitude"  (Flora Malesiana I, 12, 2: 547:548).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  "Malesia, Vietnam, Philippines (scattered), Papua Guinea (Morobe Province)" (Flora Malesiana I, 12, 2: 547:548).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea (eastern New Guinea Island)
Papua New Guinea (eastern New Guinea Island) native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Philippines
Philippine Islands
Philippine Islands native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Indonesia
Indonesia
Indonesia (Republic of) native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Malaysia
Malaysia
Malaysia (country of) native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Brunei
Brunei (Negara Brunei Darussalam) native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste
East Timor Island native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam (Socialist Republic of) native
ILDIS Co-ordinating Centre (2013)


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This page was created on 9 AUG 2011 and was last updated on 21 AUG 2011.