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Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
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Leaves and flowers. Copyright G. Sankowsky
Colleters at leaf lamina base. Copyright R.L. Barrett
Junction of leaf petiole and stem. Copyright R.L. Barrett
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Scientific NameCynanchum leptolepis (Benth.) Domin
Domin, K. (1928) Bibliotheca Botanica 89(6): 1085.
A slender vine not exceeding a stem diameter of 2 cm.
Leaf blades about 4.5-17 x 2.7-12 cm, petioles about 1.5-8 cm long. Lateral veins about 5 on each side of the midrib. About 10 colleters (small finger-like glands) present on the upper surface of the midrib close to its junction with the petiole. All plant parts produce a copious milky exudate. Small stipule-like glands usually present on the twigs between the petiole bases. Axillary buds densely clothed in woolly white hairs.
Inflorescence racemose, up to 10 cm long on a hairy peduncle about 6 cm long. Flowers about 5 mm diam. Sepals about 2-2.5 x 2.5 mm, outer surface hairy. Corolla about 4-6 x 3 mm, lobes about 2 mm long. Stamens fused together to form a structure about 3-3.5 x 3 mm. Each anther ending in a terminal appendage. Pollen aggregated in pollinia. Style head about 1 x 1.5 mm. Gynostegial corona about 4-5 mm high, cup-shaped, upper margin laciniate.
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Natural History & Notes
SynonymsVincetoxicum leptolepis Benth., Flora Australiensis 4: 331(1868), Type: Queensland, Elliott River, E. Bowman 337; lecto: K; iso: BRI, MEL. Fide P. I. Forster, Austrobaileya 3: 456 (1991).
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