Aristolochia laheyana (F.M.Bailey) Buchwalder & Wanke APNI*
Synonyms: Aristolochia deltantha var. laheyana Bailey APNI*
Aristolochia deltantha subsp. laheyana APNI*
Pararistolochia laheyana (F.M.Bailey) Mich.J.Parsons APNI*
Description: Slender woody climber with hairs scattered on petioles, young shoots and inflorescences.
Leaves lanceolate to narrow-elliptic, 4–12 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, base ± truncate to slightly cordate, glabrous and shiny on both surfaces; dried leaves green with veins yellowish on lower surface; petiole 10–20 mm long, thickened and twisted.
Flowers in terminal 2- or 3-flowered racemes or leaf-opposed and solitary. Flowers 20–25 mm long, sparsely hairy, yellow-green with purple veins.
Capsule oblong, 3–5 cm long, ribbed.
Flowering: Flowers mainly summer.
Distribution and occurrence: North from the Nightcap Ra.
Grows in highland subtropical to cool-temperate rainforest, often in Nothofagus moorei forest, usually above 1000 m.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Australian Plant Census (APC) 2019; see Buchwalder et al 2014 (AustSystBot)
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