Decaisnina micranthes

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Decaisnina micranthes


Glabrous except for young shoots sometimes sparsely brown tomentose. Leaves opposite; lamina lanceolate to elliptic, 6-8 by 2.5-4 cm, shortly cuneate at the base to a distinct petiole c. 10 mm long, sometimes attenuate but finally rounded at the apex, dull powdery green on both sides; venation pinnate with the midrib distinct and the main laterals faintly visible on both sides. Inflorescencess at the nodes, a raceme of c. 5 opposite evenly spaced pairs of triads with the central flower sessile and the lateral flowers nearly so; axis 35-40 mm long; peduncles of the triads c. 1 mm long, secund.


Irian Jaya: Biak I. present
Malesia: New Guinea (Irian Jaya: Biak I.).


Related to Decaisnina cumingii and D. djamuensis; for differences see


Barlow 1981 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea: 237