Common name: Furry Silkpod
Parsonsia fulva S.T.Blake APNI*
Description: Large woody climber to 30 m high with twining stems, new growth brown-silky, sap watery.
Leaves broad-ovate or elliptic, 8–20 cm long, 5–13 cm wide, apex short-acuminate or acute, base broad-cuneate to rounded or shallowly cordate (2-lobed at the base in leaves on juvenile plants), upper surface glabrous or finely hairy, lower surface softly pubescent with brown hairs, small domatia present; petiole 15–30 mm long.
Flowers in loose axillary cymose panicles, on pedicels 3–5 mm long. Corolla lobes pubescent outside, bearded inside at the base, strongly reflexed, c. 3 mm long; tube c. 1.5 mm long. Anther cone about three-quarters exserted, filaments not twisted.
Capsule 15–20 cm long, c. 8 mm diam., pubescent.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subtropical rainforest; north from Gibraltar Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden & J. B. Williams
Taxon concept: J.B. Williams (1996)
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