Alyxia markgrafii

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Alyxia markgrafii


Climber. Branchlets weakly to strongly angled, sparsely lenticellate or not, glabrous. Leaves in whorls of 3-6, coriaceous; Inflorescence axillary, with several clear internodes and unbranched side branches or, very rarely, an aggregate pleiochasium forming lax panicles (see note), delicate, glabrous, 2.4-6.7 cm long; Sepals ovate, 1.1-1.8 by 0.8-1.5 mm, 1.2-2 times as long as wide, apex rounded to obtuse, ciliate or not, glabrous. Stamens inserted at 1.4-2.5 mm from corolla base which is 0.56-0.71 of tube length; Ovaries 0.6-0.9 mm high, pubescent in tuft between carpels or very sparsely pubescent around base only; Fruit with 1-7 articles in a string, 1.6-9.3 mm between articles, stalks 2.8-7 mm long; Seeds oblong, 4.9-8.1 by 4-5.3 by 3.5-4.2 mm.


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


The inflorescence of this species is usually a single axis with whorls of flowers at the nodes. Specimens with a more complex branched inflorescence may actually represent another species or a variety of this species but unfortunately the material is too poor to be sure.


D.J. Middleton 2000 – In: Blumea: 73
Markgr. 1977 – In: Blumea: 409