Aphanopetalum resinosum —Gum Vine — APHANOPETALACEAE

Aphanopetalum resinosum

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Habitat—Climber in most types of rainforest, often a straggling shrub in more open sites or along streams in open forest

Distribution—North of Nadgee on far South Coast of New South Wales to Northern Queensland

Description—Straggling shrub or climber, glabrous, stems with raised lenticels.

Local occurrences

Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Cliff Road, Copeland, Dixon Property, Forster Cemetery, Karloo Street Reserve, One Mile Beach, Red Head, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Sea Acres National Park, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Stephen Street Reserve, Tiona and Zamia Place Reserve

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, toothed, ovate to lanceolate or elliptic, mostly 4 to 8 cm long, 15 to 30 mm wide, margins crenate to regularly toothed; lamina green and glossy, lower surface paler; petiole 2 to 5 mm long; stipules very small.

Aphanopetalum resinosum
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Aphanopetalum resinosum

Inflorescence.—Flowers usually in axillary cymes. Calyx lobes 2 mm long, enlarging to c. 12 mm in fruit, greenish cream. Petals 1 to 3 mm long.

Flowering.—March to September

Fruit—Nut 2 to 3 mm long.

Ripe.—October to December

Aphanopetalum resinosum