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Tinospora smilacina Benth.
Family Menispermaceae
Tinospora smilacina Benth. APNI*

Description: Slender climber with ± succulent stems, glabrous, dioecious.

Leaves variable in shape, lamina usually triangular-ovate to broad-triangular, 4–10 cm long, 2–8 cm wide, rather thin, base mostly cordate to truncate; petiole 1–8 cm long, upper pulvinus small or absent.

Inflorescence not branched, mostly 4–8 cm long, borne amongst the leaves or sometimes appearing when plant is leafless.


Distribution and occurrence: in dry rainforest north of the Richmond R.; rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. N.T.
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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