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Common name: Pearl Vine
Sarcopetalum harveyanum F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Sprawling twiner to tall climber; dioecious.
Leaves sometimes slightly peltate, lamina broad-ovate, mostly 4–12 cm long, 2–9 cm wide, cordate at base, ± leathery, glabrous; prominently 7-veined from base, venation prominently raised on both surfaces; petiole 1–8 cm long, upper and lower pulvini obvious and elongated.
Inflorescence usually a raceme on old stems, 3–7 cm long. Petals c. 3 mm long, red-yellow.
Drupes 5–8 mm diam., red.
Distribution and occurrence: Common in or near rainforest, often found in moist eucalypt forest, chiefly in coastal areas.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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