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Tylophora biglandulosa (Endl.) F.Muell.
Family Apocynaceae
Tylophora biglandulosa (Endl.) F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Slender, trailing climber, with abundant white latex.

Leaves somewhat succulent, lamina narrowly ovate to elliptic or rarely narrowly lanceolate-elliptic, 3–8 cm long, 1–5 cm broad, acute to rounded at base, acute to rounded and somewhat mucronate at apex.

Inflorescence of 1–3 several-flowered umbel-like cymose clusters along a rachis 2–7 cm long, developing successively from base. Calyx lobes triangular, 1–1.5 mm long. Corolla tube c. 1.5 mm long; lobes lanceol ate, 6–8 mm long. Corona lobes 1.5–2 mm long, dorsally saccate in lower half; anther appendages small, almost circular, with crenulate margins.

Follicles fusiform, pendant, somewhat fleshy, to 10 cm long, 2.5 cm broad at base.


Herbarium
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Distribution and occurrence: Not common, but scattered in the forest on Norfolk Is. and near the shore or on the lower hills on Lord Howe Is. Also known from New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
AVH map***

Text by K.D. Hill
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***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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