Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Aneilema papuanum Warb.

Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)
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Herbarium specimen. © CSIRO

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


Stems ascending 20-30 cm tall.


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.


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


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


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Distribution and Ecology

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

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