Common name: Giant Blood Vine
Austrosteenisia glabristyla Jessup APNI*
Synonyms: Lonchocarpus sp. A sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Kunstleria sp. sensu Williams & Harden (1984) APNI*
Description: Tall woody climber, young branches and leaves covered with golden-brown silky hairs, ± glabrescent with age.
Leaves 5–20 cm long; leaflets 9–15, oblong to lanceolate or oblanceolate, 3–7 cm long, 7–20 mm wide, apex acuminate and mucronate, margins entire, upper surface glabrous, lower surface paler and ± silky; petiole 2–5 cm long, stipels present.
Corolla 6–8 mm long, mauve and white.
Pod 4–7 cm long, 10–15 mm wide, pubescent; seeds 1–3.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in rainforest on the ranges and adjacent foothills, north from Dorrigo district.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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.