Amyema cercidioides

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Amyema cercidioides


Glabrous. Leaves opposite; lamina almost orbicular, 9-12 by 8-10 cm, cordate at the base, sessile, rounded at the apex, dull on both sides; venation pinnate with the midrib and the incurved main laterals distinct on both sides. Inflorescences at the nodes, pedunculate 3- or 4-rayed umbels of triads with all flowers sessile; peduncle c. 5 mm long; rays 6 mm long.


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present
Malesia: New Guinea.


Closely related to Amyema caudiciflora, differing in opposite leaves cordate at the base.


Barlow 1981 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea. p 211
Barlow 1974 – In: Austral. J. Bot. p 570