Leea gonioptera

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Leea gonioptera

Description

Undershrub up to 3 m. Leaves 1-foliolate or pinnate, leaflets 1-9. Inflorescences to 4 cm, condensed, pubescent; Flowers 5-merous, greenish white. Ovary 4- or 5-celled, style 1-2 mm. Fruit 9-12 mm ø;

Distribution

Malesia: New Guinea (Vogelkop, Mimika and Digul Districts).

Notes

A little known species represented by scant herbarium material. Unifoliolate specimens can not easily be distinguished from L. zippeliana, differing chiefly in the tapering leaflets with subauriculate base. Further collections are required to establish the species limits as the flowers in most of available material are immature.

Citation

SUESSENG. - in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. 1953: 388
RIDSDALE - in Blumea. 1974: 81
LAUT. - in Bot. Jahrb. 1925: 529
LAUT. - in Nova Guinea. 1924: 138