Arthrophyllum alternifolium

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Arthrophyllum alternifolium


Slender, sparingly branched shrub to 2 m, rufous-tomentose on the young parts, becoming glabrous. Leaves tufted at the ends of the branches, multijugate, c. 20-25(-30) by 9-12(-15) cm; Inflorescence usually a terminal compound umbel, occasionally a whorl of leafy branches (5-14 cm long) (leaves usually simple in opposite pairs), each ending in a compound umbel; Petals 4-5,2 mm long in bud. Stamens 4-5. Ovary turbinate; Fruit spheroidal, c. 5 by 5 mm when dry, calyx and stylopodium small.


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present), Johore present, Malacca present, Mt Ophir present, Pahang present, Selangor present
Malesia: Malay Peninsula (Johore: Mt Ophir; Pahang, Selangor, and Malacca).


The small, coriaceous, often apiculate leaflets are characteristic. Although collected most frequently on Mt Ophir it occurs on other high ridges in southern Malaya.


Philipson 1977: p. 311. – In: Gard. Bull. Sing. f. 11
King 1898 – In: J. As. Soc. Beng. p 59