Amyema queenslandica

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Amyema queenslandica

Description

Glabrous except for the young shoots, inflorescences and sometimes the flowers sparsely tomentose. Leaves opposite; lamina ovate to orbicular or broadly spathulate, 3-8 by 2.5-6 cm, shortly cuneate at the base to a petiole 5-10 mm long, thick, rounded at the apex, slightly lustrous above, dull below; venation almost curvinerved, indistinct. Inflorescences at the nodes, pedunculate 4- to 8-rayed robust umbels of triads with the central flowers sessile; peduncle 10-25 mm long; rays 5-10 mm long; pedicels of the lateral flowers 3-5 mm long; bracts dimorphic, the central ones acute, erect, the lateral ones concave, rounded, enclosing the ovary.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, North Queensland present
Australia (North Queensland); Malesia: New Guinea.

Citation

Barlow 1981 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea. p 216
Barlow 1992 – In: Blumea. p 359