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Blumea riparia

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

Blumea riparia DC.

Candolle, A.P. de (1836) Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis 5: 444. Type: ?.

Synonyms

Conyza riparia Blume, Bijdragen tot de flora van Nederlandsch Indie: 899(1826), Type: Java? (Indonesia).

Stem

A slender vine not exceeding a stem diameter of 2 cm.

Leaves

Leaf blades about 6-12 x 1.8-4.5 cm, petioles about 3-8 mm long.

Flowers

Flower heads about 7-8 x 4-5 mm. Outer flowers in the head are female and lack a corolla. 'Calyx' composed of numerous finely barbed hairs. Corolla tube about 4-5 mm long, lobes about 0.3-0.4 mm long. Anthers about 1.2-1.5 mm long, filaments about 2.2-2.5 mm long. Style about 5-6 mm long, stigmas about 0.8-1 mm long.

Fruit

Fruits about 1-1.5 mm long. Plumes about 5 mm long, minutely barbed.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in NEQ. Altitudinal range not known but has been collected at 600 m. Grows in upland rain forest. Also occurs in New Guinea and other parts of Malesia.

Natural History

This species may have some minor medicinal uses. (http://perso.wanadoo.fr/laos/phyt.htm)

NEQ

X

Vine

X

Slender Vine

X

RFK Code

2661