Myonima violacea


(var violacea only)

(var violacea only)

It is a well-branched shrub or bush that can be 0.6 to 5 mm in height. The branches are pale grey and form longitudinal grooves. The stipules have a large base, measure 2 mm and are deciduous. The leaves are petiolate with the petioles measuring 1 to 4 mm. The leaf lamina is oblong, oval to elliptical-oblong, is 1.5 to 14.5 cm by 1 to 9 cm, rounded to pointed at the tip and truncated at the base. Venation pattern is prominent and the leaf surface is smooth.

 Inflorescence is terminal or in pairs. The pedicels are pink, 2 to 3.5 mm long and puberulent. The calyx as well is pinkish and puberulent. The corolla is white and tinged with pink, especially on the outer tube surface. The tube can measure some 2 mm in length.

  The ovary is either bi- or tri-locular. The style is bright red, subspherical, fleshy and 6 to 9 mm in diameter.

 

  Myonima violacea var. violacea (Bois de rat, petit bois de pintade)

  The lamina is oblong to oblong-elliptical reaching 14.5 to 17 by 7.5 to 10.7 cm.

 

 Myonima violacea var. ovata (Bois de rat, petit bois de pintade)

  The lamina is oval to circular and 9 to 11.5 cm by 7 to 10 cm. Venation pattern is very prominent.