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Genus Araujia Family Apocynaceae

Description: Climber with twining stems, latex milky.

Leaves with glands at base of lamina.

Flowers in pedunculate lateral few-flowered cymes. Sepals 5. Corolla campanulate, tube cylindrical and inflated at base, lobes shorter than tube. Staminal corona absent, petaline corona present, of 5 free segments inserted on corolla tube near base, segments broad, obtuse, incurved, shorter than column; pollinia ovoid, 2 per anther, pendent. Column short, broad, style head with 2 long slender apical segments.

Follicles broad-ovoid; seeds numerous, coma long and silky.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 or 3 spp., S. Amer. Aust.: 1 sp. (naturalized).

Text by G. J. Harden & J. B. Williams
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Araujia sericifera

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