Alyxia subalpina

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Alyxia subalpina


Climber. Branchlets terete, weakly or strongly angled, sparsely lenticellate or not, glabrous to sparsely or densely and minutely puberulent, sometimes glabrescent. Leaves in whorls of 3 or 4; Inflorescence axillary, a simple unbranched pleiochasium, with clear internodes and unbranched side branches, delicate or robust, sparsely to densely puberulent, 0.8-3.5 cm long; Sepals ovate, 1.1-2.5 by 0.9-1.6 mm, 1.2-2 times as long as wide, apex rounded to acute, ciliate, glabrous or sparsely to densely puberulent. Stamens inserted at 2.2-3.7 mm from corolla base which is 0.57-0.67 of tube length; Ovaries 0.6-1.1 mm high, pubescent all over, sometimes more densely around base; Fruit yellow or orange turning black or dark purple, stalks 2-3.5 mm long, with 1 article, glabrous or sparsely puberulent at ends, articles dry, smooth or with thin flesh, 12.8-21.5 by 10-14.8 mm, ellipsoid to globose, symmetrical, apex rounded, obtuse or apiculate. Seeds elliptic, 10-13.2 by 8-9.6 by 6.6-8.5 mm.


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


Utteridge 2006 – In: R.J. Johns et al., Alp. Subalp. Fl. Mount Jaya: 189
Markgr. 1977 – In: Blumea: 402
Markgr. 1927 – In: Bot. Jahrb. Syst.: 183
D.J. Middleton 2000 – In: Blumea: 125
Merr. & L.M. Perry 1943 – In: J. Arnold Arbor. 24: 212
P. Royen 1983 – In: Alpine Fl. New Guinea: 2852
P. Royen 1983 – In: Alpine Fl. New Guinea: 2851
P. Royen 1983 – In: Alpine Fl. New Guinea: 2850