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Herbarium specimen. Copyright CSIRO

Aneilema papuanum

Family

Commelinaceae

Botanical Name

Aneilema papuanum Warb.

Warburgh, O. (1891) Bot. Jahrb. Syst. xiii: 269. Type: ?.

Stem

Stems ascending 20-30 cm tall.

Leaves

Leaf blades 15-55 x 14-20 mm, fleshy; free petiole 5-8 mm long, base of petiole forms a tubular sheath around stem, stem clasping part 6-12 mm long; surfaces of the leaf blade sparsely clothed in fine hairs, abaxial midrib prominantly raised, margin sometimes undulate.

Flowers

Flower bracts cup-shaped around inflorescence stems. Petals thinly textured, pale lilac. 1 pistil, 2 stamens and 4 staminodes.

Fruit

10-15 seeds per fruit; seeds uniseriate, hilum linear, embryotega lateral.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range 5-580 m. Occurs in rainforest and microphyll to notophyll vine forest.

CYP

X

NEQ

X

Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)

X

RFK Code

4037