Helixanthera maxwelliana

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Helixanthera maxwelliana


Glabrous except for young shoots, inflorescences and flowers shortly red-brown tomentose. Leaves alternate or subopposite; lamina lanceolate to elliptic, 4-12(-20) by l-3(-7) cm, cuneate at the base to a petiole 10-15 mm long, acuminate to shortly attenuate and acute at the apex, lustrous above, more or less dull below; venation pinnate with the midrib distinct on both sides and the many parallel secondary and tertiary veins obscure but forming a finely striate pattern above. Inflorescences at the nodes, a 13- to 25-flowered spike; axis 45-55 mm long; bracts simple, rounded, c. 1 mm long. Ovary cylindric, 3-4 mm long; calyx limb erect, c. 1 mm long.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo (Sabah endemic)
Malesia: endemic to Sabah.


Closely related to Helixanthera cylindrica, differing in its much shorter, sessile flowers.