Common name: supplejack, vine tree
Ventilago viminalis Hook. APNI*
Description: Tree to 10 m high with pendent branches; juvenile plants intertwining and ± climbing.
Leaves ± lanceolate, 5–12 cm long, 5–20 mm wide, margins entire, glabrous; petiole 3–7 mm long.
Flowers in racemes, yellowish green, clustered at nodes. Sepals 2 mm long. Petals absent.
Nut c. 4 mm diam. with an oblong wing 2–4 cm long, green turning brown when mature.
Flowering: mainly spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Usually found as scattered individuals in eucalypt communities, from heavy clay soils on flood plains to sandy soils; chiefly north of Nyngan. Often lopped to provide fodder for stock.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. N.T.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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