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Aphanopetalum resinosum Endl.
Family Aphanopetalaceae
Common name: Gum Vine

Aphanopetalum resinosum Endl. APNI*

Description: Straggling shrub or climber, glabrous, stems with raised lenticels.

Leaves ovate to lanceolate or elliptic, mostly 4–8 cm long, 15–30 mm wide, margins crenate to regularly toothed; lamina green and glossy, lower surface paler; petiole 2–5 mm long; stipules very small.

Flowers usually in axillary cymes. Calyx lobes 2 mm long, enlarging to c. 12 mm in fruit, greenish cream. Petals 1–3 mm long.

Nut 2–3 mm long.

Photo J. & P. Edwards

Other photo
Photo T.M. Tame

Flowering: Spring

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread north of Nadgee; also in Qld and Vic.

Climber in most types of rainforest, often a straggling shrub in more open sites or along streams in open forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by GJ Harden (1990)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW vol. 1 (1990)

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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