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Marsdenia longiloba Benth.
Family Apocynaceae
Marsdenia longiloba Benth. APNI*

Description: Slender climber, latex clear, watery.

Leaves with lamina lanceolate to ovate, 3–10 cm long, 1–5 cm wide, thin, glabrous, apex acuminate to a fine point, rounded, truncate or cuneate at base; petiole 6–20 mm long, slender.

Flowers 7–9 mm diam., whitish. Corolla glabrous, rotate, deeply 5-lobed; lobes 4–5 mm long, slightly twisted, acute, with 5 short, thick scales at base of lobes and alternating with them; tube 1–1.5 mm long. Corona segments with a free, erect, horn-shaped upper part and a fused lower part with 2 basal lobes. Anther appendages erect, longer than style head.

Follicles not seen.

Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in rainforest, north from Coffs Harbour, rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden & J. B. Williams
Taxon concept: P.I. Forster (1995)

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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