Lepeostegeres deciduus

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Lepeostegeres deciduus


Glabrous. Leaves opposite; lamina broadly ovate to obovate, 6-12 by 4-7 cm, cuneate at the base to a winged petiole 5-8 mm long, rounded at the apex, dull on both sides; venation pinnate with the midrib and the main laterals distinct. Inflorescences at the nodes; axis 4-5 mm long, 5-7 mm wide; involucral bracts in c. 3 pairs, the longest inner ones oblong, c. 20 mm long, deciduous after anthesis; flowers in 3 or 4 pairs of sessile triads, all sessile.


Eastern Highlands Province present
Malesia: Papua New Guinea (Eastern Highlands Province).


For discussion of relationships and biogeography see


Barlow 1981 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea: 245