Gjellerupia papuana

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Gjellerupia papuana


Shrub or small tree up to 6 m, with few horizontal branches. Bark light grey, smooth. Leaves ovate to narrowly lanceolate, -5-15 (-17) by 1.5-4 (-5.5) cm; Inflorescences axillary, usually solitary, rarely 2 or 3 together; Stamens 1.5-2.5 mm; Ovary conical, 1 mm long.


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Geelvink Bay present, Jayapura present, Sepik Distr present, West Sepik present
Malesia: New Guinea (Geelvink Bay, Jayapura, West Sepik&Sepik Distr.).


The species is rather variable in form and size of the leaves; flowers and fruits are fairly uniform.


HIEPKO 1979 – In: Willdenowia: 37
SCHELLENB. 1923 – In: Bot. Jahrb.: 157