Amyema plicatula

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Amyema plicatula


Glabrous except for the inflorescence and flowers rarely sparsely brown- or white- tomentose. Leaves opposite, ternate, scattered ternate or rarely quaternate; lamina elliptic to ovate or obovate or rarely almost orbicular, mostly 7-13 cm long, mostly 5-8 cm wide, attenuate or cuneate at the base to a petiole mostly 5-15 mm long, broadly acute to rounded at the apex, dull on both sides; venation pinnate with the midrib raised below and other venation obscure. Inflorescences at the nodes, pedunculate 4- to 8-rayed umbels of triads with all flowers sessile; peduncle mostly 12-25 mm long; rays 4-10 mm long.


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, New Britain present, eastern Australia present
Eastern Australia; Malesia: New Guinea, New Britain.


Closely related to Amyema scandens; for differences and species circumscription see .


Barlow 1981 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea: 208
Barlow 1981 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea: 218
Barlow 1981 – In: Handb. Fl. Papua New Guinea: 217
Barlow 1992 – In: Blumea: 353
Danser 1931 – In: Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg: 342