Cyne perfoliata

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Cyne perfoliata


Glabrous. Leaves opposite, sessile, those of each pair fused at the margins in the lower 1.5-2 cm into a sheath which completely encircles the stem and encloses the inflorescences; lamina ovate, c. 10 cm long, c. 6 cm wide, rounded or obtuse at the apex, slightly lustrous above, dull below; venation pinnate, distinct on both sides. Inflorescences few at the nodes, apparently arising through a periderm layer which remains as a basal involucre, a subsessile head of a few pairs of triads or dyads; peduncles of the triads or dyads obscure but reaching c. 1 mm in fruit; pedicels of the flowers obscure but reaching c. 1.5 mm in fruit.


Papua New Guinea: Central Province present
Malesia: New Guinea (Papua New Guinea: Central Province).


For discussion of morphology and taxonomic position see An unusual and apparently rare species; assessment of its conservation status is needed.


Barlow 1974 – In: Austral. J. Bot.: 552
Barlow 1981 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea: 254