Parsonsia appressa

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Parsonsia appressa


Branchlets tomentose. Leaves opposite; Inflorescence of axillary and terminal cymes forming a large panicle, 12-20 cm long; Sepals ovate, 1.7-2.8 by 0.9-1.3 mm, 1.8-2.2 times as long as wide, apex acute, appressed velutinous. Stamens inserted at c. 2 mm from corolla base which is 0.4-0.5 of tube length; Ovary c. 0.6 mm long; Fruit unknown.


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


Close to P. lata and P. pedunculata. It differs from the former in its appressed hairs and generally larger and looser panicles and from the latter in its larger flowers, erect sepals and more densely pubescent leaves.