Decaisnina zollingeri

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Decaisnina zollingeri


Glabrous. Leaves opposite or slightly displaced; lamina oblong to ovate, 4-8(-13) by 2-5.5 (-7.5) cm, truncate or shortly cuneate at the base to a petiole 2-4(-10) mm long, attenuate or acuminate and acute or obtuse at the apex, thin when dry, dull on both sides, sometimes slightly darker above; venation pinnate with the midrib and the main laterals distinct on both sides. Inflorescences at the nodes, a raceme of 3-8 opposite evenly spaced pairs of triads with the central flower sessile and the lateral flowers sessile or very shortly pedicellate; axis 25-50 mm long, lacking triads in the lower 10-20 mm; peduncles of the triads 1-2 mm long, secund.


Alor present, Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present), Kangean Archipelago present, Western New Guinea present
Malesia: Java (Kangean Archipelago), Celebes, Lesser Sunda Islands (Alor), Moluccas, western New Guinea.


The inflation of the corolla base may be transient at anthesis, and not consistently visible. Closely related to Decaisnina stenopetala, D. sumbawaensis and possibly D. cumingii; for distinction as a species see