Alyxia multistriata

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Alyxia multistriata

Description

Climber. Branchlets weakly or strongly angled, sparsely lenticellate, glabrous. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3; Inflorescence axillary, a short congested compound pleiochasium or compound pleiochasium with clear internodes, delicate, sparsely puberulent in upper parts or densely puberulent, 1-2.5 cm long (but only known with immature flowers). Fruit orange turning black, stalks 3-3.8 mm long, with 1 article, glabrous, articles with thin flesh, 12.8-17.6 by 10-12.7 mm, ellipsoid, symmetrical, apex rounded. Seeds ovoid, 12-14.2 by 8-9.1 by 6.8-8.3 mm.

Distribution

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

Morphology

All the material known only bears very immature flowers so no description of mature flowers is given. It would appear from the buds that the flowers are very small.

Citation

Markgr. 1977 – In: Blumea. p 397
D.J. Middleton 2000 – In: Blumea. p 81