Hedyotis auricularia var. melanesica Fosberg
Fosberg, F.R. (1940) Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club : 419. Type: Fiji: Kandavu, hills above Namalata and Ngaloa Bays, alt. 200–400 m., A.C.Smith 157 (NY) (type).
Leaf blades 30-150 x 10-25 mm, sometimes sessile or petiole 5-8 mm long, scabrid. Stipule margins fimbriate with 4-10 lobes, up to 7 mm long. Leaf blade surface sparsely clothed in short hairs, lateral veins 6-7 on each side of the midrib and forming an angle of about 15 degrees, veins on abaxial surface scabrid.
Flowers borne in very dense heads or fascicles each containing up to 12 flowers. Flowers subsessile, 2-4 mm diam. Calyx lobes 0.6-0.8 mm long, hispidulous. Corolla tube 1-2 mm long, corolla lobes about 1.5 mm long, inner surface papillate, pubescent on outside. Ovary 0.8-1.5 mm long, densely clothed in hairs. Ovules one per locule. Stigma bilobed.
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