Common name: Round-leaf Vine
Legnephora moorei (F.Muell.) Miers APNI*
Description: Woody climber with young stems and petioles pubescent or bristly, later ± glabrescent; older stems woody; dioecious.
Leaves with lamina ± circular to subreniform, usually cordate at base, mostly 8–20 cm long and wide, upper surface green and glabrous, lower surface ashy-grey and often finely pubescent; petiole usually 5–15 cm long, commonly longer than the lamina, with upper and lower pulvini.
Inflorescences mostly 2–5 cm long; peduncle 1–2 cm long.
Drupe globose, 8–10 mm long, compressed, red.
Flowering: mainly summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in warmer coastal rainforest north from Milton; also in the Hunter valley. Often only noticed by the fallen grey-black laminas on the forest floor.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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