Common name: Blood Vine
Austrosteenisia blackii (F.Muell.) R.Geesink APNI*
Description: Tall woody climber, young branches and leaves ± rusty pubescent, glabrescent with age.
Leaves mostly 8–18 cm long; leaflets 7–11, ovate to obovate, 3–9 cm long, 15–50 mm wide, apex short-acuminate or bluntly pointed, margins entire, upper surface ± glabrous, lower surface ± sparsely appressed-hairy; petiole 1–5 cm long, stipels present.
Corolla 5–8 mm long, maroon.
Pod 4–8 cm long, 10–20 mm wide, sparsely hairy; seeds 2–5.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in warmer rainforest on the coast and coastal ranges, north from the Hunter R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden
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