Alyxia tetraquetra

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Alyxia tetraquetra

Description

Climber. Branchlets weakly or strongly angled, densely lenticellate or not, glabrous. Leaves in whorls of 3-5; Inflorescence axillary, a short congested compound pleiochasium, very robust, sparsely puberulent in upper parts, 2-3.5 cm long; Sepals free, not fleshy, ovate, c. 2 by 1.5 mm, 1.3 times as long as wide, apex rounded to obtuse, ciliate, sparsely puberulent. Stamens inserted at c. 2.3 mm from corolla base which is 0.62 of tube length; Ovaries c. 0.8 mm high, densely pubescent all over; Fruit orange (black when mature?), stalks c. 2.3 mm long, with 1 or 2 articles in each string, 0 mm between articles, articles with thin flesh, 17-19 by 12.3-13.5 mm, ellipsoid, symmetrical, apex rounded.

Distribution

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

Citation

D.J. Middleton 2000 – In: Blumea. p 128
Markgr. 1977 – In: Blumea. p 396