Austrocynoglossum latifolium —Austrocynoglossum—BORAGINACEAE.

Austrocynoglossum latifolium

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Habitat—Grows in moist sclerophyll forest and along rainforest margins, widespread on the coast and ranges.

Distribution—Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description— Decumbent herb; stems trailing, up to 1 m long, indumentum of short, scabrous hairs.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops and Copeland.

Leaves.—Ovate to broad—ovate; lamina 2 to 6 cm long, 1.5 to 6 cm wide, upper surface ± densely hairy, lower surface with hairs restricted to veins; petiole 0.5 to 1 cm long.

Austrocynoglossum latifolium

Inflorescence.—Sepals elliptic, c. 2.5 mm long, nearly free from each other. Corolla to 5 mm long, white.

Flowering.—October to May

Fruit.—Mericarps 2 to 3.5 mm long, ovoid, outer face densely prickly.

Ripe.—Late Spring to Winter.