Alyxia composita

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Alyxia composita


Climber. Branchlets terete or weakly angled, not lenticellate, glabrous. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3; Inflorescence axillary or terminal, of unbranched pleiochasia or short congested to laxer compound pleiochasia, delicate or robust, sparsely puberulent in upper parts to densely puberulent all over, 2.2-3.3 cm long; Sepals not fleshy, ovate, 1.4-2.2 by 1.2-1.6 mm, 1-1.8 times as long as wide, apex acute, ciliate, sparsely or densely puberulent. Stamens inserted at 6.7-8.8 mm from corolla base which is 0.74-0.82 of tube length; Ovaries 1.1-1.2 mm high, densely pubescent all over; Fruit orange turning black, stalks 3-4.5 mm long, with 1 or 2 articles in each string, 3.5-4 mm between articles, glabrous or sparsely puberulent at ends, articles with thin flesh, 4.7-7.9 by 7.9-9.4 mm, ellipsoid, symmetrical, rounded or obtuse at apex. Seeds ovoid, 8.4-9.8 by 6.4-6.7 by 5.7-5.8 mm.


Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present
Malesia: Moluccas, New Guinea.


D.J. Middleton 2000 – In: Blumea: 40
Kaneh. & Hatus. 1941 – In: Bot. Mag. (Tokyo): 493
Markgr. 1977 – In: Blumea: 381