Muehlenbeckia gracillima—Climbing Lignum, Slender Lignum—POLYGONACEAE.

Muehlenbeckia gracillima

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Habitat— Often on sandy riverbanks or at edge of rainforest or wet sclerophyll forest.

Distribution—North from the South Coast of New South Wales to Queensland.

Description—Slender twiner or climber with stems green to red-brown and irregularly striate.

Local occurrences

Cape Hawke, Charlotte Head, Copeland, Waitui Falls and Wallingat National Park.

Leaves.— Lamina sagittate, 2.5 to 10 cm long, 15 to 55 mm wide, apex long—acuminate to long—acute, mostly minutely and irregularly white—scabrous on strongly crisped margins and veins; petiole 1 to 5 cm long.

Muehlenbeckia gracillima
Muehlenbeckia gracillima

Inflorescence—4 to 14 cm long. Perianth not thickened in fruit. Anthers 0.4 to 0.6 mm long.

Flowering.—Summer

Fruit—Nut subglobose, obscurely 3—ribbed, 2.0 to 2.5 mm long, black, slightly wrinkled or granulate.

Ripe.—Summer to Autumn.

Muehlenbeckia gracillima