Amyema scandens

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Amyema scandens


Glabrous except for the inflorescence and flowers very rarely shortly and sparsely tomentose. Leaves mostly in whorls of 5-8; lamina variable, lanceolate to ovate or rarely broadly ovate or obovate, 5-20 by 2.5-7 cm, attenuate, cuneate or rarely truncate at the base to a petiole 3-15 mm long, mostly acute or obtuse or less often rounded at the apex, dull on both sides or with the upper surface somewhat glossy; venation pinnate with the midrib raised below, otherwise obscure. Inflorescences at the nodes and along the epicortical runners, pedunculate 4- to 8-rayed umbels of triads with all flowers sessile; peduncle mostly 6-12 mm long; rays 3-10 mm long.


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, New Caledonia present
New Caledonia; Malesia: New Guinea.


For discussion of species distinction within the Amyema scandens complex, see .


Barlow 1981 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea: 218