Sogerianthe cupuliformis

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Sogerianthe cupuliformis


Glabrous except for the inflorescence and ovary shortly brown tomentose. Leaves opposite; lamina ovate, 6-15 by (2-)4-7 cm, cuneate at the base, sessile or with a short obscure petiole, acuminate and acute at the apex, dull on both sides; venation distinct on both sides. Inflorescences several to many at the nodes; pedicel (l-)2-3(-4) mm long, not articulate; bracts 3,1-1.5 mm long, connate at the margins to a shallow 3-lobed cup.


Bougainville present, D'Entrecasteaux Islands present, Louisiade Archipelago present, New Britain present, New Ireland present
New Britain, New Ireland, Bougainville, D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Louisiade Archipelago.


Closely related to Sogerianthe sogerensis, with which it has a geographical replacement pattern, differing in the more nearly sessile leaves, non-articulate pedicel and more regular bracteal cup.


Barlow 1981 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea: 251