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Tylophora woollsii Benth.
Family Apocynaceae
Tylophora woollsii Benth. APNI*

Description: Slender twiner, stems glabrous to sparsely hairy; latex clear, watery.

Leaves with lamina ovate to broad-ovate, 3.5–8 cm long, 2–5.5 cm wide; apex acuminate and mucronate, base slightly to distinctly cordate, firm-textured, both surfaces ± glabrous; petiole 7–20 mm long.

Flowers in 3–7 or more short umbels in a divaricately branching panicle, usually shorter than the subtending leaf, branches often zigzag; pedicels 1–2 mm long. Corolla 5–6 mm diam., purple to red; lobes spreading, ovate to lanceolate, 2–2.5 mm long, glabrous. Corona glabrous.

Follicles 5–8 cm long.


Illustration
L. Elkan

Other photo
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flowering: summer–autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet sclerophyll forest and rainforest in the Clouds Creek area near Nymboida and in sclerophyll forest near Parramatta; rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered ROTAP: 2E
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden & J. B. Williams
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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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