Leea Zippeliana Sp Papua

Leea Zippeliana Sp Papua, Leea (Tagalog: Talyantan) is a genus of plants that are distributed throughout Northern and eastern Australia, New Guinea, South and Southeast Asia and parts of Africa. The APG IV system places Leea in the subfamily Leeoideae (Vitaceae).[1] Leea is now placed in the family Vitaceae having previously been placed in its own family, Leeaceae, based on morphological differences between it and other Vitaceae genera. These differences include ovule number per locule (two in Vitaceae and one in Leeaceae), carpel number (two in Vitaceae and three in Leeaceae), and the absence or presence of a staminoidal tube (present in Leeaceae) and floral disc (present in Vitaceae). Pollen structure has also been examined for taxonomic demarcation, though studies have concluded that the pollen of Leeaceae and Vitaceae suggests the families should remain separate while other studies conclude that Leea should be included in Vitaceae

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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Shrub
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution New Guinea
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Non-native

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Slender shrub or small tree, able to grow up to 7 m tall.
Foliage Elliptic leaves measuring about 14 – 25 cm by 7 – 10 cm, petiole measuring about 3 – 6 cm long, white patches along midrib.
Stems Young parts of stem slightly pubescent.
Flowers Greenish yellow flowers, usually in clusters of 5.
Fruits Fruit size measuring about 10 – 15 mm long, reddish orange. Seeds usually 6, measuring 8 mm by 5 mm.
Habitat Can be found in primary rainforest, riverine forest and lowlands.
Etymology Genus Leeaย is named after James Lee (1715 – 1795) who is a Hammersmith nurseryman.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference – Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Seed


Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Margin Serrate / Toothed
Foliar Apex – Tip Acuminate
Leea Zippeliana Sp Papua
Leea Zippeliana Sp Papua



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