Parsonsia buruensis

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Parsonsia buruensis


Branchlets glabrous to sparsely and minutely puberulent. Leaves opposite; Inflorescence axillary and terminal usually forming a large terminal panicle, 8-9.4 cm long; Sepals ovate, apex acute, rarely acuminate, 1.1-1.8 by 0.6-1.1 mm, 1.5-2.3 times as long as wide, brown puberulent outside. Stamens inserted at 0.7-0.9 mm from corolla base which is 0.4-0.5 of tube length; Ovary 0.7-0.9 mm long; Fruit linear, apex acute to obtuse, thick walled; Seeds:


Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present
Malesia: Moluccas, New Guinea.


This species was described from a plant grown in the Botanic Gardens in Bogor but was allegedly originally collected in Buru, hence the name. In the sterile state it is easily confused with P. rubra.


Markgr. 1927 – In: Bot. Jahrb. Syst.: 218
D.J. Middleton 1997 – In: Blumea: 204