Dicliptera spicata Decne.
Decaisne, J. (1834) Nouvelles Annales du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 3: 384. Type: Timor, 1801, Riedle s.n., lecto: P; syn: Timor, Anon s.n., G-DC, AD, MEL. Fide Barker (1986).
Usually flowers and fruits as a herb but sometimes attains the dimensions of a shrub about 1 m tall.
Two types of flowers are produced: 1. Small flowers with a corolla ca. 1.5 mm long which does not open but is shed as an operculum. Pollination takes place in the unopened flower. 2. Larger flowers with a 2-lipped corolla 5-8 mm long. Flowers are produced in dense ca. globular inflorescences mainly composed of ovate or elliptical pairs of bracts subtending each flower. Each bract ends in a long subulate point. Bracts up to 11 x 4.5 mm.
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