Alyxia sleumeri

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Alyxia sleumeri


Erect shrub or climber. Branchlets weakly or strongly angled, sparsely lenticellate, glabrous. Leaves in whorls of 3; Inflorescence axillary, with several clear internodes and unbranched side branches, delicate, glabrous or sparsely puberulent all over, 1.7-3 cm long; Sepals ovate, 0.8-1 by 0.5 mm, 1.6-2 times as long as wide, apex acute or acuminate, ciliate, glabrous or sparsely puberulent. Stamens inserted at c. 1.9 mm from corolla base which is 0.54 of tube length; Ovaries c. 0.7 mm high, pubescent in tuft between carpels; Fruit stalks c. 2.5 mm long, with 1 article, glabrous, articles dry and smooth, 12.5-14 by 7.2-8.6 mm, ellipsoid, symmetrical, apex rounded. Seeds ovoid, 10.5-12.6 by 6.1 by 3.5-5.4 mm.


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


Bracteoles are present on some pedicels but not on others. In the cases where there is a single bracteole the pedicel tends to be quite long so it is quite possible that the bracteole is actually a sterile bract. The secondary venation is not distinguishable from the parallel tertiary giving the impression of a very densely veined leaf like a Calophyllum leaf.


D.J. Middleton 2000 – In: Blumea: 120