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Family RIPOGONACEAE

Description: Perennial vines or scandent shrubs with prickly or smooth stems, glabrous or hairy.

Leaves opposite, alternate or whorled, lamina entire, with 3–5 longitudinal veins and ± prominent reticulate venation; stipules absent.

Inflorescence pedunculate, axillary spikes or racemes or terminal panicles. Flowers actinomorphic, 3-merous, bisexual [or unisexual]. Tepals 6, in 2 whorls. Stamens 6; filaments free; anthers 2-locular, latrorse, dehiscing by longitudinal slits or pores. Ovary superior, 3-locular; ovules usually 2 per loculus; stigma ± sessile minutely 3-lobed.

Fruit a berry; seeds 1–few.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 gen., 6 spp., Aust., N.G., N.Z. Aust.: 1 gen., 5 spp. (4 spp. endemic), Qld, N.S.W., Vic.

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Sometimes included in the Smilacaceae.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One genus in NSW: Ripogonum

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