Papuanthes albertisii

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Papuanthes albertisii


Glabrous. Leaves opposite, often seemingly superposed through extreme contraction of every second internode and reduction of every second pair of leaves to scales; lamina ovate, 8-20 by 5-12 cm, thick, truncate to slightly cordate at the base, sessile or with a terete petiole to 4 mm long, obtuse at the apex, dull on both sides; venation pinnate with the midrib and main laterals visible on both sides. Inflorescencess at the nodes, a head of (8—)10—12(—15) flowers; peduncle stout, 4-12 mm long, 3-4 mm thick, flattened at the apex; involucral bracts ovate to orbicular, 25-40 by 20-25 mm, obtuse or rounded; pedicels 1.5-2 mm long, much enlarged under the fruit, articulate above the middle, with acute bracts c. 1.5 mm long.


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


Barlow 1981 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea: 249
Barlow 1974 – In: Austral. J. Bot.: 605