Common name: Large-flowered Milk Vine
Marsdenia liisae J.B.Williams APNI*
Description: Climber to 5 m high, latex copious, milky.
Leaves with lamina oblong-ovate to oblong or ± triangular, 4–16 cm long, 2–8 cm wide, soft, glabrous, apex acuminate to a fine point, base cordate or rounded; petiole 1.5–5 cm long.
Flowers 20–40 mm diam., whitish or pale yellow. Corolla rotate; lobes 9–17 mm long, narrow, slightly twisted, hairy at base inside; tube short and broad. Corona segments with free upper part narrow, incurved, slightly shorter than anthers, fused lower part with a hood-shaped wing. Style head conical, 2-fid, much longer than stamens.
Follicles fusiform, turgid, 10–13 cm long, 2–2.5 cm diam.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet sclerophyll forest and on rainforest margins; headwaters of the Hastings R. to the Nightcap Ra., not common.
NSW subdivisions: NC, ?NT
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-
Text by G. J. Harden & J. B. Williams
Taxon concept: P.I. Forster (1995)
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