Common name: Small Supplejack
Ripogonum fawcettianum F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Small climber with stems to c. 4 m long, sometimes shrub-like; stems hirsute to tomentose with yellowish to brownish hairs, usually sparsely prickly.
Leaves opposite, lamina ± lanceolate, 5–10 cm long, 2.5–4 cm wide, apex acute, base cordate, lamina mostly glabrous except for main veins, strongly veined; petiole 4–7 mm long, brownish tomentose.
Inflorescence axillary, many-flowered, rachis sparsely hairy to glabrous; pedicels 2–5 mm long. Tepals 4–5 mm long, creamish. Stamens 2–3 mm long.
Berry globose, 8–12 mm diam., black; seeds 1 to few.
Flowering: winter and spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist rainforest; widespread in coastal districts but usually not common, north from Gosford district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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