Alyxia sibuyanensis

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Alyxia sibuyanensis

Description

Ground creepers or climbers; Branchlets terete, square in cross section, weakly or strongly angled, sparsely lenticellate or not, glabrous or sparsely and minutely puberulent. Leaves in whorls of 3-5; Inflorescence axillary or terminal, a simple unbranched pleiochasium or with 1 or 2 internodes and unbranched side branches, glabrous or sparsely to densely puberulent, 1.7-3.3 cm long; Sepals ovate, 1.3-3.1 by 1.2-2 mm, 0.9-1.8 times as long as wide, apex rounded to acuminate, ciliate or not, glabrous, sparsely to densely puberulent, sometimes only on centre line, or puberulent on tips only. Stamens inserted at 6.6-9.8 mm from corolla base which is 0.75-0.83 of tube length; Ovaries 0.9-1.3 mm high, glabrous, only pubescent around base or densely pubescent all over; Fruit yellow or greenish orange, stalks 2-16 mm long, with 1 or 2 articles in each string, 0-4.1 mm between articles, glabrous or sparsely puberulent at ends, articles fleshy or with thin flesh, 8.6-24.4 by 6.5-16 mm, ellipsoid, symmetrical, apex rounded or apiculate. Seeds 8-17 by 4.8-7.8 by 5-7.4 mm.

Distribution

Asia-Temperate: Taiwan (Taiwan present), Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Lanyu Island present
Taiwan (Lanyu Island); in Malesia: Philippines.

Citation

Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. Fl. Pl. p 328
Markgr. 1977 – In: Blumea. p 381
Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. Fl. Pl. p 328
Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. Fl. Pl. p 328
T.C. Huang 1986 – In: Taiwania. p 91
H.-L. Li 1978 – In: Fl. Taiwan. p 203
Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. Fl. Pl. p 327
D.J. Middleton 2000 – In: Blumea. p 115
Tsiang & P.T. Li 1977 – In: Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. p 64
Markgr. 1977 – In: Blumea. p 381
Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. Fl. Pl. p 328
P.T. Li et al. 1995 – In: Fl. China. p 161