Alyxia squamulosa C.Moore & F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Alyxia lindii F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Shrub, tending to climb. Internodes of young stems glabrous, deeply grooved.
Leaves in whorls of 5, obovate to broadly oblanceolate, 2–5 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, acute and attenuate at base, rounded, sometimes slightly emarginate at apex, coriaceous; venation usually obscure above and below; petiole 2–5 mm long.
Inflorescence terminal, a dense rounded cluster, 2–4 cm diam., with numerous fetid flowers; pedicels usually completely covered by several to many imbricate, pointed bracteoles, resembling calyx lobes. Calyx lo bes narrowly triangular, 2 mm long, finely ciliolate, acute, keeled. Corolla white; tube 7 mm long, glabrous; lobes ovate, 4 mm long, obtuse.
Fruit drupaceous, c. 2 cm long, slightly curved, pointed, sometimes 2 end to end, blue-black.
Distribution and occurrence: Endemic on Lord Howe Island, occuring at the upper elevations of Mts Gower and Lidgbird.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
Text by K.D. Hill
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