Sogerianthe sogerensis

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Sogerianthe sogerensis


Glabrous or the inflorescence and flower shortly and sparsely tomentose. Leaves opposite; lamina elliptic to ovate, 5-12 by 3-7 cm, cuneate at the base to a petiole 5-10 mm long, usually somewhat acuminate and acute to shortly rounded at the apex, dull on both sides; venation distinct. Inflorescences several to many at the nodes; pedicel mostly 4-7 mm long and articulate above the middle, rarely obsolete; bracts 3, usually with two of these partly or completely fused and slightly imbricate with the third, 1-1.5 mm long, acute.


New Ireland present, eastern part present, mainland present
Malesia: New Guinea (mainland, eastern part), New Ireland.


On the New Guinean mainland the species is distinctive in the genus in its combination of long, articulate pedicel and small bracts. The specimens from New Ireland have a very short or obsolete pedicel, but otherwise agree with Sogerianthe sogerensis.


Barlow 1981 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea: 252
Barlow 1974 – In: Austral. J. Bot.: 603