Viola papuana

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Viola papuana


Perennial; Leaves 0.4-1.4 by 0.6-1.8 cm, ovate, rather deeply cordate at base with rounded basal lobes, acute to subobtuse, more or less repandate to undulate-serrate, glabrous or sparsely pubescent on veins above and sparsely ciliate, rather coriaceous, dark green and often purple-tinged; Stipules 3-4 by c. 1 mm, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, subentire to sparsely fimbriate, sometimes glanduliferous, glabrous, fuscous. Flowers (excluding spur) 8-13 mm, pale violet to white with violet centre; Sepals 3-6 by c. 1 mm, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute, sparsely fimbrio-dentate; Petals 2-3 times as long as broad; Capsule 7-9 mm, oblong-ellipsoid, glabrous.


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


D.M. MOORE 1963 – In: Nova Guinea, Bot.: 184
BECKER 1916 – In: Beih. Bot. Centralbl.: 431