Notothixos papuanus

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Notothixos papuanus


Leaf lamina ovate to broadly ovate, 2.5-4 by 1.5-3 cm, cuneate at the base to a petiole 3-5 mm long, acute and sometimes shortly acuminate at the apex. Inflorescence spike-like, actually a determinate series of 3 to 4 decussate pedunculate cymules, each produced from the central bud of the one below it; axis with a basal internode 8-10 mm long and succeeding internodes 4-8 mm long; cymules up to 12-flowered with the central 2-6 flowers male.


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


For discussion of inflorescence structure see Barlow, I.c.


Barlow 1983 – In: Brunonia: 13