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Cynanchum floribundum R.Br.
Family Apocynaceae
Cynanchum floribundum R.Br. APNI*

Description: Shrubs with twining branches to c. 1 m high, new growth pubescent.

Leaves with lamina ovate to narrow-lanceolate, 3–9 cm long, 10–30 mm wide, apex long-acuminate, base cuneate to cordate, glabrous, mostly with 2 basal glands; petiole 10–30 mm long.

Inflorescence dense, ± umbellate. Calyx lobes c. 2 mm long. Corolla 5–8 mm long, creamy above, greenish to purplish below. Corona tubular with 20 narrow-acuminate lobes, longer than anthers and ± as long as corolla.

Follicles ovoid, 3–5 cm long, acuminate, sometimes falcate, pubescent, thin-walled; seeds with coma 10–25 mm long.


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Flowering: chiefly spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows on red sand hills, scattered in semi-arid districts, chiefly in the Barrier Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden & J. B. Williams
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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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