Sciaphila consimilis

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Sciaphila consimilis


Simple, erect but especially at the base a bit flexu-ous herb, c. 5.5-22 cm high. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, acute, c. 1-3 by c. 0.4-1.3 mm, semi-amplexicaul or not, appressed, the top mostly a bit patent. Stamens 3, c. 0.25-0.3 mm;


Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Fiji Is present, Luzon present, Mindanao present, Polynesia present, Vanua Levu present
West Polynesia (Fiji Is.: Vanua Levu); in Malesia: Philippines (Luzon, Mindanao).


Stem curved whilst growing from under leaves to get to the light. Stems and fruits of fresh plant red.


F.v.M. 1860 – In: Walp., Ann. 5. p 917
Miq. 1856 – In: Fl. Ind. Bat. p 232
BTH. 1855 – In: Hook., J. Bot. Kew Misc. 7. p 10
GIESEN 1938: p. 51. – In: Pfl. R. Heft. f. 10: 7-9