Parsonsia vaccinioides

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Parsonsia vaccinioides


Branchlets glabrous to sparsely puberulent. Leaves opposite; Inflorescence of axillary cymes, flowers clustered, 1.5-3 cm long, short brown pubescent; Sepals ovate, 1-1.4 by 0.5-0.9 mm, 1.3-2.2 times as long as wide, apex acuminate to obtuse, puberulent. Stamens inserted at 0.5-0.7 mm from corolla base which is 0.4-0.5 of tube length; Ovary 0.4-1 mm long; Fruit linear, minutely and very sparsely puberulent, 7-10.8 cm long. Seeds:


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


This species is easily recognised by the small, ovate leaves with an inrolled margin and the short, clustered, few-flowered inflorescences.


D.J. Middleton 1997 – In: Blumea: 239
Kaneh. & Hatus. 1941 – In: Bot. Mag. (Tokyo): 502
Kaneh. & Hatus. 1941 – In: Bot. Mag. (Tokyo): 502
Utteridge 2006 – In: R.J. Johns et al., Alp. Subalp. Fl. Mount Jaya: 190