Alyxia papuana

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Alyxia papuana


Climber. Branchlets terete or weakly angled, sparsely lenticellate or not, glabrous. Leaves in whorls of 3; Inflorescence axillary, a simple unbranched pleiochasium, or a compound pleiochasium with clear internodes, or with 1 or 2 internodes and unbranched side branches, delicate, glabrous or sparsely puberulent all over, 1.1-3 cm long; Sepals ovate, 1-1.2 by 0.8-1.4 mm, 0.9-1.3 times as long as wide, apex rounded or obtuse, ciliate, glabrous. Stamens inserted at 1.5-1.6 mm from corolla base which is 0.53-0.56 of tube length; Ovaries 0.5-1 mm high, pubescent around base only or in a tuft between the carpels; Fruit black or yellowish green, stalks 2.3-3.2 mm long, with 1 or 2 articles in each string, 2.5 mm between articles, glabrous, dry smooth, 10.7-12.6 by 6.6-7.5 mm, ellipsoid or subglobose, symmetrical, apex acuminate or apiculate. Seeds not seen.


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