Alyxia purpureoclada

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Alyxia purpureoclada

Description

Climber. Branchlets weakly or strongly angled, sparsely lenticellate or not, glabrous. Leaves in whorls of 3-6; Inflorescence axillary, a compound pleiochasium with clear internodes, with several clear internodes and unbranched side branches, or large lax panicles frequently branched, glabrous or sparsely to densely puberulent, 2-7.5 cm long; Sepals often fused around the base, ovate, 1-1.2 by 0.7-1 mm, 1.2-1.4 times as long as wide, apex rounded to acute, ciliate or not ciliate, glabrous or sparsely puberulent outside. Stamens inserted at c. 1.2 mm from corolla base which is 0.52 of tube length; Ovaries 0.5-0.8 mm high, glabrous, pubescent only on top or in a tuft between the carpels; Fruit black, yellow-orange or orange, stalks 1.4-5 mm long, with 1-4 articles in a string, 1.5-4.6 mm between articles, glabrous, sparsely puberulent at ends or all over, articles dry smooth or with thin flesh, 5.5-20 by 4.9-11.5 mm, ellipsoid or subglobose, symmetrical, apex rounded, obtuse or apiculate. Seeds 4.8-20.5 by 4.1-18.4 by 3.4-4.3 mm.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present
Malesia: New Guinea.

Citation

D.J. Middleton 2000 – In: Blumea. p 97
Markgr. 1977 – In: Blumea. p 400