Canarium kaniense (PROSEA)
Canarium kaniense Lauterb.
- Protologue: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 56: 322 (1920).
- Canarium gawadaense Baker f. (1923).
Papua New Guinea.
The wood is reputed to be used as kedondong. The oily seeds are edible.
- A medium-sized to fairly large tree up to 40 m tall, bole up to 75 cm in diameter, sometimes buttressed.
- Stipules subpersistent, sometimes inserted on the petiole, elliptical to obovate with a dentate to slightly fimbriate margin; leaves with 7-11(-13) leaflets, leaflets with apex gradually to distinctly shortly to rather long-acuminate, margin entire, glabrous, with 9-15 pairs of secondary veins.
- Inflorescence terminal and axillary, narrowly paniculate.
- Flowers in glomerules, 7 mm long, stamens 6.
- Fruit ovoid, triangular in cross-section, 50-60 mm × 30-40 mm, glabrous.
Two varieties have been distinguished. Var. globigerum Leenh. differs from var. kaniense by its globose fruits with 3-winged pyrenes. C. kaniense is found in forests at (25-)1000-2000 m altitude.
162, 342, 366.
M.S.M. Sosef (selection of species)