Common name: Veinless Silkpod
Parsonsia rotata Maiden & Betche APNI*
Description: Climber with glabrous twining stems, older stems > 5 mm diam. with prominent corky outgrowths, sap watery.
Leaves oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate or oblong-elliptic, 5–15 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, apex abruptly acuminate to short-acute, base rounded to cuneate; lamina glabrous, soft to firm, upper surface dark green and shiny, lower surface paler; secondary veins faintly visible on upper surface and ± invisible on lower surface, finer veins invisible; petiole 8–20 mm long.
Flowers in axillary cymes, glabrous. Corolla lobes c. 7 mm long; tube 2–3 mm long, bearded at the throat. Anther cone slightly exserted, filaments not twisted.
Capsule 15–20 cm long, c. 20 mm diam., glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in subtropical and littoral rainforest, north from Port Macquarie.
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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