Lepidaria oviceps

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Lepidaria oviceps


Glabrous. Leaves opposite, sometimes displaced; lamina broadly ovate, 9-15 by 7-10 cm, shortly cuneate to truncate at the base to a petiole 8-20 mm long, thick, dark coloured at the margin, rounded at the apex, dull on both sides; venation pinnate with the midrib dark coloured and raised on both sides and the main laterals obscure. Inflorescencess at the nodes, a sessile involucrate capitate spike of 6 or more decussate pairs of flowers; involucre c. 70 mm long, red, comprising c. 15 pairs of bracts, the upper ones oblong, obtuse, smooth, weakly keeled only near the apex; floral axis c. 6 mm long; lateral bracts enclosing the flowers c. 30 mm long, keeled, obtuse.


Asia-Tropical: Borneo present
Malesia: Borneo.