Neptunia gracilis

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Neptunia gracilis


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.


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).


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).


Verdc., Manual New Guin. Legum. 1979: f. 37
Windler - in Austral. J. Bot. 1966: 413
Merr. - in Enum. Philipp. 1923: 251
Lavaleye & Veldk. - in Blumea. 1975: 168