Alyxia obovatifolia

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Alyxia obovatifolia


Branchlets weakly angled, not lenticellate, sparsely and minutely puberulent. Leaves in whorls of 4; Inflorescence axillary, flowers solitary or a simple 2-flowered unbranched pleiochasium, densely puberulent, c. 1.5 cm long; Sepals narrowly ovate, c. 2.3 by 1.4 mm, 1.4-1.6 times as long as wide, apex acute, ciliate, densely puberulent. Stamens inserted at c. 7.5 mm from corolla base which is 0.78 of tube length; Ovaries c. 1 mm high, densely pubescent all over; Fruit unknown.


Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Mindanao present
Malesia: Philippines (Mindanao).


This species is known only from the type specimen.


Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. Fl. Pl.: 328
D.J. Middleton 2002 – In: Blumea: 75