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Hypserpa decumbens (Benth.) Diels
Family Menispermaceae
Hypserpa decumbens (Benth.) Diels APNI*

Description: Twiner with young stems, leaves and inflorescences rusty-pubescent, dioecious.

Leaves with lamina ± ovate to oblong-elliptic, 3–6 cm long, 10–20 mm wide, pubescent when young, becoming glabrescent on upper surface; pinnately veined with 3–5 pairs of veins, rusty-hairy on lower surface, reticulum areolate, not raised when dried; petiole 3–10 mm long.  Inflorescences 2–4 cm long, rusty-hairy.

Stamens 10–15.

Drupes compressed-globose, stylar scar near base, 5–7 mm diam.


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Distribution and occurrence: in littoral rainforest, near Kingscliff.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
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Qld specimens usually have larger leaves; the leaves are mostly broad-ovate and to 10 cm long and 7 cm wide and 3–7-veined from base.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


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