Epilobium prostratum

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Epilobium prostratum


Leaves 0.4-0.8 by 0.2-0.4 cm. Sepals 1.5-3 by 0.6-1.4 mm. Petals 2.5-5(-6) by 1.3-2.5 mm, very pale pink to purplish rose, the notch c. 1 mm deep. Capsule 3.5-5 cm long, on a pedicel 5-10 cm. Seeds 0.7-0.9 by c. 0.3-0.4 mm, finely papillose, brown, the coma 5-8 mm long.


Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present, Ceram present, Latimod-jong Mts present, SW. Central Celebes present
Malesia: SW. Central Celebes (Latimod-jong Mts), Moluccas (Ceram), and throughout New Guinea. .


Closely similar to E. hooglandii, but readily distinguished for the most part by smaller flowers and seeds. Occasionally intermediate specimens (obviously hybrids) are found where the two occur together.
In New Guinea it descends to lower altitudes and has correspondingly a much wider range.


RAVEN 1967: p. 280. – In: Blumea: f. 4, 7 (map).