Leea heterodoxa

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Leea heterodoxa

Description

Treelets up to 3 m, stem and petiole base often ribbed and fluted. Leaves clustered at the stem apex, 1- to 3-pinnate. Inflorescences to 5 cm long, condensed, glabrous or pubescent; Flowers 5-merous, white. Ovary 6-celled, style 3 mm. Fruit c. 25 mm ø, orange-brown;

Distribution

Malesia: New Guinea (Vogelkop, Jaya-pura, West & East Sepik and Madang Districts). .

Notes

From the description and key of LAUTERBACH I cannot see sufficient characters to separate L. heterodoxa from L. tuberculata, an opinion inferred by LAUTERBACH himself (). No extant type material of L. heterodoxa has been traced. Both taxa were only known from single collections at the time of LAUTERBACH.

Citation

SUESSENG. - in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. 1953: 388
LAUT. - in Bot. Jahrb. 1925: 533
LAUT. - in Bot. Jahrb. 1925: 530
RIDSDALE - in Blumea. 1974: f. ½.
SUESSENG. - in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. 1953: 388