Common name: Water Vine
Cissus hypoglauca A.Gray APNI*
Description: Large woody climber with new growth rusty-pubescent; tendrils 2-branched.
Leaves palmately compound; leaflets usually 5, elliptic to obovate or ovate, 3–15 cm long, 15–40 mm wide, apex acuminate, base obtuse, margins entire or sparsely toothed (regularly toothed on juvenile plants), upper surface green and glabrous, lower surface glaucous and often pubescent, domatia absent; petiole 2–4 cm long, petiolules 5–20 mm long.
Inflorescences paniculate with terminal umbels 4–7 cm long. Petals 2–3 mm long, yellow.
Fruit globose, c. 10 mm diam., purple.
Flowering: mostly spring–summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread and common in moister rainforest; chiefly in coastal districts, inland to Rylstone district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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