Common name: Stinging Vine
Tragia novae-hollandiae Müll.Arg. APNI*
Description: Twining plant with stems to c. 2 m long, stinging hairs present on most parts.
Leaves ± triangular to ovate or lanceolate, 3–9 cm long, 1.5–5 cm wide, base cordate, margins coarsely toothed, paler below; petiole 2–4 cm long; stipules 2–3 mm long.
Inflorescences terminal or axillary racemes, 2–10 cm long. Male perianth c. 2 mm long, stamens 3–5. Female perianth c. 2 mm long.
Capsule deeply lobed, c. 10 mm diam.; ripe mainly autumn-winter.
Distribution and occurrence: Chiefly found in moist and drier rainforest; in coastal areas north from Nymboida.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by T. A. James & G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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