Sogerianthe ferruginea

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Sogerianthe ferruginea


Leaves opposite; lamina ovate, 9-16 by 4-7 cm, attenuate or cuneate at the base to a petiole 4-10 mm long, acuminate and acute at the apex, dull and dark green above, paler below under the rusty indumentum; midrib and main laterals distinct above. Inflorescencess several at the nodes; pedicel 0.5-2 mm long, articulate near the middle or with the peduncular segment obsolete and then apparently not articulate; bracts apparently 2 (owing to complete or nearly complete fusion of two of the three bracts), 2-3 mm long, 2-4 mm wide, acute, imbricate and enveloping the ovary.


mainland present
Malesia: New Guinea (mainland).


Treated by Barlow (1974) as conspecific with Sogerianthe sessiliflora, but examination of additional material of the latter confirms the differences recognized by Danser. Closely related to S. sessiliflora, differing in longer, acuminate leaves brown tomentose on the underside, and ferrugineous corolla finely acute in bud.