Parsonsia lata

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Parsonsia lata


Branchlets densely brown velutinous. Leaves opposite; Inflorescence of axillary and, sometimes, terminal cymes, 6.8-19.5 cm long, densely velutinous; Sepals ovate, 1.7-3.9 by 0.8-1.5 mm, 1.4-3.8 times as long as wide, apex acute to obtuse, erect to reflexed, densely velutinous. Stamens inserted at 1.5-2.9 mm from corolla base which is 0.4-0.5 of tube length; Ovary 0.6-0.8 mm long; Fruit broad fusiform, densely brown pubescent; Seeds:


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Solomon Islands present
Solomon Islands; in Malesia: New Guinea.


Parsonsia lata is closely related to P. pedunculata and P. appressa from which it can be distinguished by the spreading hairs on the leaves.


Merr. & L.M. Perry 1943 – In: J. Arnold Arbor. 24: 216
K. Schum. & Lauterb. 1901: Fl. Schutzgeb. Südsee: 508
Sleesen 1958 – In: Nova Guinea: 341
D.J. Middleton 1997 – In: Blumea: 215