Alyxia scabrida

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Alyxia scabrida


Climber. Branchlets weakly or strongly angled, sparsely lenticellate or not, sparsely or densely puberulent. Leaves in whorls of 4; Inflorescence axillary, a compound pleiochasium with clear internodes, sometimes congregated and forming lax panicles, or once or twice branched and congested at top of peduncle, delicate, densely puberulent, 1.7-9.5 cm long; Sepals not fleshy, very slightly fused around the base and slightly reflexed, ovate, 1.5-1.9 by 1-1.6 mm, 1.2-1.5 times as long as wide, apex obtuse or acute, ciliate, sparsely or densely puberulent. Stamens inserted at 1.1-1.3 mm from corolla base which is 0.5-0.59 of tube length; Ovaries 0.5-0.8 mm high, densely pubescent all over; Fruit orange (maturing black?), stalks 8-18 mm long, with 1 article, glabrous, articles with thin flesh, 26-60 by 15-29.5 mm, ellipsoid, symmetrical or asymmetrical, apex rounded to acuminate, often hooked. Seeds c. 31 by 19.2 by 17.1 mm.


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present
Malesia: New Guinea.


D.J. Middleton 2000 – In: Blumea: 110
Markgr. 1977 – In: Blumea: 397