Alyxia pugio

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Alyxia pugio


Climber. Branchlets weakly angled, sparsely lenticellate, glabrous. Leaves in whorls of 3; Inflorescence axillary, a compound pleiochasium with clear internodes, delicate, sparsely puberulent, 2-2.5 cm long; Sepals ovate, c. 0.9 by 0.5 mm, 1.8 times as long as wide, apex obtuse, ciliate, glabrous or sparsely puberulent on centre line. Stamens inserted at c. 1.2 mm from corolla base which is 0.55 of tube length; Ovaries c. 0.8 mm high, pubescent in tuft between carpels; Fruit black, stalks 1.2-1.6 mm long, with 1 or 2 articles in each string, c. 1 mm between articles, glabrous, articles 8-10 by 7-7.9 mm, globose, symmetrical, apex rounded. Seeds 6.7 mm long.


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


Markgr. 1977 – In: Blumea. p 406
Kaneh. & Hatus. 1941 – In: Bot. Mag. (Tokyo). p 491
D.J. Middleton 2000 – In: Blumea. p 94