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Gynochthodes canthoides (F.Muell.) Razafim. & B.Bremer
Family Rubiaceae
Common name: Veiny Morinda

Gynochthodes canthoides (F.Muell.) Razafim. & B.Bremer APNI*

Synonyms: Morinda canthoides (F.Muell.) Halford & R.J.F.Hend. APNI*
Coprosma acutifolia F.Muell. ex Benth. non Hook.f. APNI*
Morinda acutifolia F.Muell. APNI*
Coprosma canthoides F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Woody climber, sometimes a shrub, ± glabrous.

Leaves opposite; lamina ovate to oblong-ovate, mostly 3–8 cm long, 1.5–4 cm wide, apex shortly acuminate, base cuneate to rounded, domatia pit-like, inconspicuous in vein axils, lamina leathery-textured, dry; petiole 2–5 mm long.

Flowers axillary, 1–3 together on peduncles c. 2–5 mm long, unisexual. Calyces ± united, irregularly toothed. Corolla cream, tube shorter than lobes, lobes 4 or 5, 2–3 mm long.

Syncarp irregularly shaped or globose, mostly 4–10 mm diam., orange-red.

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Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: north from Wallis Lake; not common.

Grows in dry rainforest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld W.A.
AVH map***

Text by S. McCune, Flora of New South Wales Vol. 3: 497 (1992), as Morinda acutifolia. Last revised June 2017.
Taxon concept: Australian Plant Census (accessed June 2017), following S.G. Razafimandimbison & B. Bremer, Nomenclatural changes and taxonomic notes in the tribe Morindeae (Rubiaceae). Adansonia, ser. 3, 33(2): 283-309 (2011).

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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