Cynanchum carnosum (R.Br.) Schltr. APNI*
Synonyms: Ischnostemma carnosum (R.Br.) Merr. & Rolfe APNI*
Description: Trailing herb with much-branched twining stems, glabrous or almost so; latex clear, watery.
Leaves with lamina oblong-oblanceolate to obovate or elliptic, occasionally lanceolate or linear, 2–5.5 cm long, 5–30 mm wide, apex mucronate, rather thick, semi-succulent, faintly veined, glands absent from lamina; petiole 2–13 mm long.
Flowers pale green or yellowish green, 15–16 mm diam. Calyx lobes c. 2 mm long. Corolla lobes 6–7 mm long. Corona of 5 conspicuous, whitish, erect distinct segments, the tips often recurved, longer than the column. Anthers red.
Follicles 5–7 cm long; seeds with coma 10–20 mm long.
Flowering: throughout year, especially summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in salt marshes, inner fringe of mangrove communities and on headlands; coastal districts north from Smoky Cape.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden & J. B. Williams
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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