Alyxia pilosa

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Alyxia pilosa


Climber. Branchlets weakly or strongly angled, sparsely lenticellate or not, glabrous, sparsely puberulent or hispid. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3-6; Inflorescence axillary or terminal, a compound pleiochasium with clear internodes, sometimes congregated together forming lax panicles, or with several clear internodes and unbranched side branches, glabrous or sparsely to densely puberulent all over, 2.5-9 cm long; Sepals not fleshy, linear, ovate or narrowly ovate, 1.8-3.2 by 0.8-1.3 mm, 2-3.2 times as long as wide, apex acute or acuminate, ciliate, sparsely to densely long pubescent or puberulent on tips only. Stamens inserted at 7.5-7.9 mm from corolla base which is 0.77-0.81 of tube length; Ovaries c. 0.8 mm high, densely pubescent all over; Fruit black or purple, stalks 6.3-12 mm long, with 1 article, glabrous, articles fleshy, 17-37 by 9-14 mm, ellipsoid, symmetrical, apex rounded to acuminate, often hooked at the top. Seeds 15-22.5 by 10-11.1 by 8-10.2 mm.


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Sumatera (Sumatera present)
Malesia: Sumatra, Peninsular Malaysia.


This species has often been used in either too wide a sense or in sense that did not include its type in much of the previous literature.


Fl. Ned. Ind. 1861: Eerste Bijv.: 228
Ridl. 1923 – In: Fl. Malay Penins.: 334
I.M. Turner 1997 – In: Gard. Bull. Singapore 47: 124
Ridl. 1923 – In: Fl. Malay Penins.: p.p.
Markgr. 1977 – In: Blumea: 394
D.J. Middleton 2000 – In: Blumea: 90
Markgr. 1977 – In: Blumea: 382
Ridl. 1923 – In: Fl. Malay Penins.: 334