Mapania moseleyi

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Mapania moseleyi

Description

Leaves numerous, coriaceous, linear, not petioled, with the midnerve prominent on the underside and several much less prominent lateral nerves, conduplicate at the base, with slightly revolute, spinulose-scabrous margins and the keel on the underside scabrous especially towards the apex, gradually tapering to a very long and very scabrous acumen, obscurely septate-nodulose, pale green, 6-11 mm wide, the lower sheaths bladeless or shortly laminate, pungent, stramineous to brownish. Inflorescence capitate, globose, with 5-6(-10) spikelets, 1½ (finally 2½-3) cm across. Flowers 5-7 mm long;

Distribution

Admiralty Is present, Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Bougainville present, Cycloop Mts present, Fergusson I present, Idenburg R present, Japen-Biak present, Mt Knutsford present, Mt Musgrave present, NE. New Guinea present, Nabire present, New Britain present, Normanby I present, Papua present, Rouffaer R present, Sepik Distr present, Solomons present, W. New Guinea present
Solomons (Bougainville), New Britain, Admiralty Is.; in Malesia: New Guinea (W. New Guinea: Japen-Biak, Nabire, Rouffaer R., Idenburg R., Cycloop Mts; NE. New Guinea: Sepik Distr.; Papua: Mt Musgrave, Mt Knutsford, Fergusson I., Normanby I.). .

Citation

S. T. BLAKE 1947 – In: J. Arn. Arb. p 212
VALCK. SUR. 1912 – In: Nova Guinea. p 711
OHWI 1942 – In: Bot. Mag. Tokyo. p 212