Myriophyllum pygmaeum

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Myriophyllum pygmaeum


Terrestrial or semi-aquatic, growing in dense cushions. Leaves opposite, linear to subulate, entire, with a dark thickening on apex above, erecto-patent, ± fleshy, 2-6 by 0.3-½ mm. Flowers solitary in the leaf-axils of very short (5-10 mm long), strictly unisexual branches which are later sympodially overtopped, each bearing only (1-)2(-3) developed flowers and often besides 2-4 deficient higher flowerbuds. Fruit truncate above, shallowly 4-lobed, puncticulate, c. 1 by 1 mm.


Asia-Tropical, E. New Guinea present, Morobe Distr present, Mt Albert Edward present, Mt Sarawaket present
Malesia: E. New Guinea (Morobe Distr.: Mt Sarawaket and Mt Albert Edward). .


MEIJDEN 1969 – In: Blumea: 311