Deeringia arborescens (R.Br.) Druce APNI*
Synonyms: Deeringia altissima F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Woody climber with stems to several metres long.
Leaves ovate-acuminate; lamina 5–12 cm long, 15–45 mm wide; petiole 2–4 cm long.
Flowers in terminal leafy panicles to 30 cm long, unisexual. Bracts small, papery. Perianth segments ovate, 1–2 mm long, obtuse. Male flowers with 5 stamens and a non-functional ovary. Female flowers with globose ovary with 3 styles, some staminodes present.
Berry globose, c. 3 mm diam., red.
Distribution and occurrence: Often in rainforest, north from the Macleay R.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & L. Lapinpuro
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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