Parsonsia induplicata— Thin-leaved Silkpod—APOCYNACEAE.

Parsonsia induplicata

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Habitat—Grows in rainforest, chiefly on the ranges.

Distribution— North from Stroud in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Slender twiner with watery sap.

Local occurrences

Cape Hawke, Dooragan National Park, Dorrigo National Park, Ellenborough Falls, Khappinghat Nature Reserve, Myall Lakes National Park, Talawahl Nature Reserve, Tapin Tops National Park and Zamia Place Reserve Forster.

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, basal glands absent, ovate to narrow-lanceolate, 3 to 15 cm long, 1 to 4 cm wide, apex long–acuminate to a fine point, margins entire or crenate; lamina very thin, soft and glabrous; upper surface green, lower surface green or pale brown or purplish when dried; reticulum mostly invisible, secondary veins interconnecting to form an intramarginal vein; juvenile leaves often linear and purplish on lower surface; petiole 3 to 15 mm long.

Parsonsia induplicata
Parsonsia induplicata

Inflorescence.— In small open panicles, pedicellate. Corolla lobes 1 to 1.5 mm long, hood–shaped, erect, bearded at base inside; tube commonly 2 mm long. Anther cone with tip exserted; filaments straight.

Flowering.—Late September

Fruit.—Capsule 6–10 cm long, slender.


Parsonsia induplicata