Legnephora moorei— Round-leaf Vine—MENISPERMACEAE.

Legnephora moorei

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Habitat— Grows in warmer coastal rainforest

Distribution—North from Milton; also in the Hunter valley in New South Wales and into North Queensland.

Description— Woody climber with young stems and petioles pubescent or bristly, later ± glabrescent; older stems woody; dioecious

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Boorganna Nature Reserve, Booti Hill, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Dixon Property, Red Head, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Sea Acres National Park, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Tiona and Waitui Falls.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, palmately veined, lamina ± circular to subreniform, usually cordate at base, mostly 8 to 20 cm long and wide, upper surface green and glabrous, lower surface ashy—grey and often finely pubescent; petiole usually 5 to 15 cm long, commonly longer than the lamina, with upper and lower pulvini.

Legnephora moorei
Legnephora moorei

Inflorescence—Mostly 2 to 5 cm long; peduncle 1 to 2 cm long.


Fruit—Drupe globose, 8 to 10 mm long, compressed, red.

Ripe.—Late Summer to Autumn.

Legnephora moorei