Alyxia floribunda

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Alyxia floribunda

Description

Climber. Branchlets strongly angled, densely lenticellate to not lenticellate, glabrous. Leaves in whorls of 3-5; Inflorescence axillary, a compound pleiochasium with clear internodes, glabrous, 4-9 cm long; Sepals ovate, somewhat fused at base, 1.3-1.7 by 1.2-1.3 mm, 1-1.4 times as long as wide, apex rounded or obtuse, usually reflexed, ciliate, glabrous. Stamens inserted at 2.2-2.3 mm from corolla base which is 0.65-0.7 of tube length; Ovaries 0.6-0.8 mm high, glabrous or with varying degrees of pubescence; Fruit orange-brown, stalks 2-5.5 mm long, with 1-5 articles in a string, 1.8-2.7 mm between articles, sparsely puberulent at ends, articles dry and smooth, 8.3-9.7 by 6 mm, ellipsoid or cylindrical, symmetrical, rounded at apex. Seeds not studied.

Distribution

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

Citation

Merr. & L.M. Perry 1943 – In: J. Arnold Arbor. 24. p 211
D.J. Middleton 2000 – In: Blumea. p 47
Markgr. 1977 – In: Blumea. p 397