Neptunia gracilis

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Neptunia gracilis

Description

Perennial, terrestrial, prostrate or weakly ascending herb; Leaves: Stipules persistent, lanceolate, acuminate, membranaceous, 4.5-9 by 1.5-3 mm, faintly nerved; Inflorescence: Seeds 3-8 per pod, brown, ovoid-orbicular, compressed4-4.1 by 3.4-3.5 mm, areole open towards the hilum.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: Lesser Sunda Is. present; New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present), Australasia, Flores present, Luzon present, Papua New Guinea present, Timor present
A large part of Australia; in Malesia: Philippines (Luzon), Lesser Sunda Islands (Flores, Timor), New Guinea (Papua New Guinea).

Notes

Until now only known from 8 collections in Malesia. All belong to forma gracilis. Another forma, glandulosa Windler, is endemic to Australia (Windler, l.c.: 416).

Citation

Lavaleye & Veldk. 1975 – In: Blumea. p 168
Windler 1966 – In: Austral. J. Bot. p 413
Verdc. 1979: Manual New Guin. Legum: 145. f. 37
Merr. 1923 – In: Enum. Philipp. p 251