Common name: Green-leaved Silkpod
Parsonsia longipetiolata J.B.Williams APNI*
Synonyms: Parsonsia sp. C sensu Harden (1992) APNI*
Parsonsia latifolia auct. non (Benth.) S.T.Blake APNI*
Description: Climber with twining stems; latex milky.
Leaves ovate to broadly oblong-ovate or ± triangular, 3.5–8 cm long, 2.5–5 cm wide, 1–2 times as long as broad, apex short-acuminate, base cordate to rounded-truncate (often 2-lobed on juvenile plants), glabrous, evenly green, smooth, soft, with 4–6 pairs of secondary veins; petiole 15–50 mm long.
Flowers finely hairy, in terminal panicles, pedicellate. Corolla lobes 4–6 mm long spreading or recurved; tube 1–1.5 mm long. Anther cone half-exserted; filaments almost straight.
Capsule 11–15 cm long, slender, hairy.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subtropical and dry rainforest, north from Grafton.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden & J. B. Williams
Taxon concept: J.B. Williams (1996)
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