Alyxia defoliata

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Alyxia defoliata


Erect shrub or climber. Branchlets weakly or strongly angled, sparsely lenticellate or not, glabrous or sparsely and minutely puberulent. Leaves in whorls of 3; Inflorescence axillary, a compound pleiochasium with clear internodes or with 1 or 2 internodes and unbranched side branches, glabrous to densely puberulent, 1.8-3.8 cm long; Sepals ovate, 1.2-1.5 by 1.1-1.3 mm, 1.1-1.2 times as long as wide, apex rounded or obtuse, ciliate, glabrous. Stamens inserted at 1.8-2.8 mm from corolla base which is 0.56-0.64 of tube length; Ovaries 0.7-0.9 mm high, densely pubescent all over or pubescent around base only; Fruit yellow, stalks 2.1-3.2 mm long, with 1 or 2 articles in each string, c. 2.7 mm between articles, sparsely puberulent at ends or all over, 9-10.5 by 7.7-8 mm, ellipsoid, globose or cylindrical, symmetrical, rounded at apex. Seeds c. 9.3 by 5.9 by 5.4 mm.


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


Markgr. 1977 – In: Blumea. p 399
Markgr. 1927 – In: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. p 186
Utteridge 2006 – In: R.J. Johns et al., Alp. Subalp. Fl. Mount Jaya. p 189
D.J. Middleton 2000 – In: Blumea. p 44