Alyxia royeniana

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Alyxia royeniana


Erect shrub, ground creeper or climber. Branchlets weakly angled, sparsely lenticellate, densely and minutely puberulent. Leaves in whorls of 3 or 4; Inflorescence axillary, flowers in a simple unbranched pleiochasium (possibly only one remaining in fruit), sparsely puberulent all over or densely puberulent, c. 1 cm long; Sepals narrowly ovate, 2.5-2.6 by 1.5 mm, c. 1.7 times as long as wide, apex acute, ciliate, glabrous or sparsely puberulent outside. Stamens inserted at c. 5.5 mm from corolla base which is 0.69 of tube length; Ovaries 1 mm high, pubescent around base only; Fruit black or yellow turning black, stalks 1.7-3 mm long, with 1 or 2 articles in each string, 0.2 mm between articles, glabrous or sparsely puberulent at ends; Seeds elliptic, c. 5 by 3.6 by 2.8 mm.


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


D.J. Middleton 2000 – In: Blumea. p 109
P. Royen 1983 – In: Alpine Fl. New Guinea. p 2854