Amyema hastifolia

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Amyema hastifolia


Glabrous except for the inflorescence and ovary thinly tomentose. Leaves opposite; lamina elliptic to ovate, 4-7 by 2-5 cm, shortly cuneate at the base to a petiole c. 2 mm long, shortly acuminate and acute at the apex, lustrous above, dull below; venation pinnate but almost curvinerved, with the midrib distinct on both sides and the main laterals distinct above. Inflorescences at the nodes, along the internodes and on the epicortical runners, a single pedicellate flower on a slender ebracteate peduncule about 2 mm long ( i.e. a flower on a jointed 'pedicel'); pedicel 0.5-1 mm long, funnel-shaped, with a single bract.


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea (Irian Jaya present)
Malesia: New Guinea (Irian Jaya).


For discussion of inflorescence structure, comparison with the related Amyema finisterrae, and synonymy of Amyema curvifolia see.


Barlow 1974 – In: Austral. J. Bot. p 574
Barlow 1981 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea. p 215
Barlow 1974 – In: Austral. J. Bot. p 577
Barlow 1974 – In: Austral. J. Bot. p 574