Callerya megasperma —Native Wistaria—FABACEAE.

Callerya megasperma

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Habitat—Grows in warmer rainforest on the coast and coastal ranges.

Distribution—North from the Richmond River in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Tall woody climber, glabrous except for young growth.

Local occurrences

Raintrees Diamond Beach.

Leaves.— Compound, Leaflets 7 to 9, hairless, 15 to 30 cm long; leaflets 7 to 19, oblong–elliptic to obovate, 4 to 10 cm long, 2 to 3.5 cm wide, apex acuminate, margins entire, glabrous or almost so; petiole 4 to 6 cm long; lateral petiolules 2 to 5 mm long.

Callerya megasperma

Inflorescence.—Racemes 10 to 25 cm long; pedicels 10 to 20 mm long. Calyx 3 to 5 mm long. Corolla 15 to 20 mm long, purple.

Flowering.—Spring

Fruit.—Pods 10 to 18 cm long, 30 to 50 mm diam., woody, longitudinally ribbed, velvety; seeds 1 to 4, ± ovoid, 30 to 40 mm long, 20 to 30 mm diam., testa brown, papery.

Ripe.—Summer