Common name: Knot Vine
Hippocratea barbata F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Loeseneriella barbata (F.Muell.) C.T.White APNI*
Description: Woody vine; stems often forming coils and knot-like bends around supports.
Leaves elliptic, ovate to lanceolate or rarely obovate, 4–9 cm long, 1.5–3.5 cm wide, apex obtuse or broad-acuminate, margins crenate or entire; petiole 5–8 mm long; stipules 0.7–1 mm long.
Flowers in 2–4-branched cymes; pedicels 3.5–5 mm long. Calyx c. 1 mm long. Petals c. 4 mm long. Ovary with 8–10 ovules per loculus.
Capsule lobes ± oblong, 3–5 cm long; seeds including wing, c. 30 mm long and 12 mm wide.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in warmer rainforest in coastal districts; north from Iluka; also recorded from Nelligen, South Coast.
NSW subdivisions: NC, SC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by T. A. James
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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