Alyxia oblongata

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Alyxia oblongata

Description

Erect shrub or treelet to 2 m high. Branchlets weakly angled, densely lenticellate to no lenticels, glabrous to densely and minutely puberulent, sometimes glabrescent. Leaves in whorls of 3 or 4; Inflorescence terminal or, rarely, axillary; Sepals not fleshy, ovate or narrowly ovate, 1.8-2.6 by 0.9-1.5 mm, 1.4-2.6 times as long as wide, apex acute or acuminate, not reflexed, glabrous, ciliate. Stamens inserted at 3.2-5.9 mm from corolla base which is 0.37-0.58 of tube length; Ovaries 0.5-0.7 mm high, sparsely or densely pubescent all over; Fruit red; Seeds c. 5.3 by 3.9 by 3 mm.

Distribution

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

Citation

P.I. Forst. 1996 – In: Fl. Australia. p 128
D.J. Middleton 2000 – In: Blumea. p 83
D.J. Middleton 2002 – In: Blumea. p 38