Decaisnina djamuensis

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Decaisnina djamuensis


Glabrous except for the young stems and leaves brown scurfy. Leaves opposite; lamina narrowly ovate to ovate, 8-14 cm long, mostly 4-7 cm wide, attenuate or cuneate at the base to a distinct petiole c. 10 mm long, usually attenuate and acute to rounded at the apex, dull powdery green on both sides; venation pinnate with the brown midrib distinct and raised in the lower part and the main laterals indistinct on both sides. Inflorescences at the nodes, a raceme of 6-9 opposite evenly spaced pairs of triads with the central flower sessile and the lateral flowers shortly pedicellate; axis 30-60 mm long; peduncles of the triads 1-3 mm long, secund; pedicels of the lateral flowers c. 0.5 mm long but longer under the fruit; bracts rounded, imbricate, c. 2.5 mm long.


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


Related to Decaisnina micranthes; for differences see


Barlow 1981 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea: 234