Tylophora grandiflora—Small-leaved Tylophora—APOCYNACEAE.
Habitat— Grows in dry rainforest.
Distribution—North from Hunter River in New South Wales into Queensland.
Description— Twiner to 3 m high, stems hairy; latex watery, clear.
Australis Resort, Black Head Flora Park, Cape Hawke and Knappinghat Nature Reserve.
Leaves.— Simple, opposite, with latex and basal glands, lamina triangular to ovate or oblong-ovate, 1 to 4.5 cm long, 0.6 to 2.5 cm wide, apex acute or acuminate, often aristate, base truncate or cordate, both surfaces pubescent; petiole 3 to 14 mm long, pubescent.
Inflorescence.— Solitary or in simple umbels of 2 to 5 flowers; peduncles 5 to 15 mm long; pedicels 2 to 3.5 cm long. Corolla 14 to 25 mm diam., purple—red; lobes spreading, narrow—oblong, obtuse, 6 to 12 mm long, sparsely hairy. Corona segments basally united, very broadly spoon—shaped.
Flowering.—Summer to Autumn.
Fruit.—Follicles slender, 7 to 10 cm long.
Ripe.—Autumn to Winter.