Parsonsia curvisepala

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Parsonsia curvisepala


Branchlets short to long brown tomentose. Leaves in whorls of 3 or 4, more rarely opposite; Inflorescence of axillary cymes, frequently umbelliform with the flowers clustered at the ends, 2-10.5 cm long; Sepals linear, strongly reflexed, more rarely erect and/or broader obovate, 2-4.5 by 0.5-1.4(-2.2) mm, (1.7-) 1.9-7 times as long as wide, tomentose. Stamens inserted at 0.5-0.8 mm from corolla base which is 0.1-0.2 of tube length; Ovary 0.7-1 mm long; Fruit linear, minutely puberulent; Seeds:


Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present), Solomon Islands present
Solomon Islands; in Malesia: Peninsular Malaysia, Philippines, Sulawesi, New Guinea.


This species is second only to P. alboflavescens in its variability and geographic distribution.


K. Schum. & Lauterb. 1901: Fl. Schutzgeb. Südsee: 508
K. Schum. 1927 – In: Bot. Jahrb. Syst.: 219
Merr. & L.M. Perry 1943 – In: J. Arnold Arbor. 24: 215
Markgr. 1926 – In: Nova Guinea: 289
Ridl. 1923 – In: Fl. Malay Penins.: 351
D.J. Middleton 1997 – In: Blumea: 207
Merr. & L.M. Perry 1943 – In: J. Arnold Arbor. 24: 216
K. Schum. & Hollrung 1889: Fl. Kais. Wilh. Land: 114
I.M. Turner 1997 – In: Gard. Bull. Singapore 47: 128