Leea gonioptera

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Leea gonioptera


Undershrub up to 3 m. Leaves 1-foliolate or pinnate, leaflets 1-9. Inflorescences to 4 cm, condensed, pubescent; Flowers 5-merous, greenish white. Ovary 4- or 5-celled, style 1-2 mm. Fruit 9-12 mm ø;


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Digul Districts present, Mimika present, Vogelkop present
Malesia: New Guinea (Vogelkop, Mimika and Digul Districts).


A little known species represented by scant herbarium material. Unifoliolate specimens can not easily be distinguished from L. zippeliana, differing chiefly in the tapering leaflets with subauriculate base. Further collections are required to establish the species limits as the flowers in most of available material are immature.


LAUT. 1925 – In: Bot. Jahrb. p 529
LAUT. 1924 – In: Nova Guinea. p 138
SUESSENG. 1953 – In: E. & P., Nat. Pfl. Fam., ed. 2, 20d. p 388
RIDSDALE 1974 – In: Blumea. p 81