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Herbarium specimen. Copyright CSIRO
Hedyotis novoguineensis Merr. & L.M.Perry
Merrill, E.D. & Perry, L.M. (1945) Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 26: 4. Type: BRITISH NEW GUINEA: Wuroi, Oriomo River, Brass 5831, Jan. 1934, alt. 10 m., small savanna clearing (plant with pale purple flowers).
Inflorescences axillary, subsessile many-flowered fascicles. Sepals ciliate, fused only at the base. Corolla lobes glabrous inside, with long hairs at upper half of the lobe on the outside. Corolla drops off as a whole.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in NEQ from Mount Windsor to Tully in the south. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 660 m. Grows in rainforest, sclerophyll forest, Allocasuarina-Meleleuca woodland, Melaleuca swamp and in grassland. Also from New Guinea.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)