Alyxia cacuminum

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Alyxia cacuminum


Erect shrub, ground creeper or climber. Branchlets weakly or strongly angled, sparsely lenticellate or not, glabrous to densely and minutely puberulent, often glabrescent. Leaves in whorls of 5-7; Inflorescence axillary, a simple unbranched pleiochasium or with several internodes and unbranched side branches, delicate to robust, glabrous to densely puberulent, 1.3-2.8 cm long; Sepals ovate, 1.2-2.5 by 0.9-2 mm, 0.9-1.9 times as long as wide, apex rounded or obtuse, ciliate, glabrous or sparsely puberulent all over or only on central line. Stamens inserted at 2.2-3.5 mm from corolla base which is 0.5-0.64 of tube length; Ovaries 0.6-1 mm high, pubescent around base only, very sparsely pubescent all over or pubescent in tuft between carpels; Fruit black, purple or orange-brown, stalks 0-5.2 mm long, with 1-3 articles in each string, 0-1 mm between articles, glabrous, with thin flesh, 7.5-11.5 by 5-7.7 mm, ellipsoid, globose, subglobose or cylindrical, symmetrical, apex rounded to acute. Seeds ovoid, 6.9-8.2 by 4.3-5.6 by 4.2-5.2 mm.


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


Markgr. 1977 – In: Blumea. p 403
P. Royen 1983 – In: Alpine Fl. New Guinea. p 2851
Utteridge 2006 – In: R.J. Johns et al., Alp. Subalp. Fl. Mount Jaya. p 187
P. Royen 1983 – In: Alpine Fl. New Guinea. p 2853
D.J. Middleton 2000 – In: Blumea. p 36
Markgr. 1927 – In: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. p 186