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Tripladenia cunninghamii D.Don
Family Uvulariaceae
Tripladenia cunninghamii D.Don APNI*

Description: Herb to 40 cm high, ± glabrous except for scabrous ridges on stems.

Leaves ovate to lanceolate, 40–90 cm long, 1–4.5 cm wide, apex acute, base ± cordate, margins ± undulate.

Flowers 15–25 mm diam., mauve or pink; peduncle 3–6 cm long; pedicels 1–3 cm long. Tepals 7–12 mm long, 4–7 mm wide, margins ± undulate; basal appendages 2–3 mm long. Stamens 5–6 mm long.

Capsule ovoid, wrinkled, 6–8 mm diam.; seeds yellow or brown.


Flower
Photo T.M. Tame

Flowering: October–January

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, not common but often locally abundant; grows in rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest, north from Myall Lakes.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


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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