5 mm long, located on the rachis between the proximal pair with leaflets; rachis 5-28 mm long; interfoliolar segments 4-11 mm long; leaflets discolorous, 3-5 pairs, chartaceous, adaxial surface sparsely pilose, abaxial surface rufous-setose, widely obovate, 9-35 X 4-21 mm, apex rounded to widely obtuse, mucronate
, base cuneate, venation penninervous.
It is characterized by verticils with relatively long, spatulate, mucronate
1 mm; leaflets 5-15 pairs, papyraceous, pilose, 4-23 x 2-65 mm, oblong-elliptic, ovate and suborbicular, venation brochidodromous, nervures 6-9 pairs, apex emarginated and mucronate
, base oblique, margin plane, ciliated.
Dorsal lobe of stem leaf distinctly recurved, apex mucronate
or apiculate, perianth abruptly narrowed to a long-cylindrical beak .
However, it has an obtuse leaf apex and craspedodromous venation unlike leaves of extant Sonneratia in which the leaf apex is typically mucronate
and thickened and venation is brochidodromous.
6-2 cm; entire; elliptical, oblong, oblanceolate or linear-oblanceolate; rounded-obtuse and slightly mucronate
at apex, gradually narrowing towards base; adaxial surface green or greyish, with some subrigid long simple eglandular trichomes and, in some leaves, with few to numerous stellate trichomes (absent in others); abaxial surface whitish, with dense stellate trichomes and some long simple eglandular trichomes thinner than those of the adaxial surface.
For its panicled erect inflorescence and its mucronate
sepals it looks related to A.
6-2 mm wide, lanceolate or elliptical, glabrous, reddish brown or purplish black, midrib more or less lighter colored than body, apices bifid and mucronate
LEAF DESCRIPTION: SIMPLE, 2" to 4" long and 1" to 2" wide, oblong-ovate shape with cuneate base and mucronate
to cuspidate tip.
The leaflets are obovate-oblong, obtuse, mucronate
, glabrous on both sides, and thin: the average specific leaf weight is 49 g/[m.
Fruit woody elliptic capsule with mucronate
apex; finely verruculose and fissured exocarp; 2-2.
35 mm in diameter, castaneous toward the base, sparsely brown lepidote; scape bracts distinctly exceeding the internodes, imbricate, completely covering the scape, coriaceous, completely covered by a dense layer of pale castaneous (toward the base) to white (toward the apex) trichomes, stramineous, distinctly nerved, castaneous toward the base and paler near the apex, the basal ones subfoliaceous, suberect toward the apex, coarsely spinose near the apex, spines prevailing retrorse-uncinate, dark brown to blackish, 2-3 mm long, the upper scape bracts lanceolate, apex acute and distinctly mucronate
, 13-18 x 4-6 cm, erect, subentire to irregularly spinose at apex, spines membranaceous, irregularly surrounding the base of the inflorescence and equaling ca.