Alyxia pugio

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Alyxia pugio

Description

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.

Distribution

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

Citation

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