Tylophora paniculata—Thin-leaved Tylophora—APOCYNACEAE.

Tylophora paniculata

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Habitat—Grows in or on margins of subtropical or dry rainforest.

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

Description— Twiner to 4 m high, stems ± hairy; latex clear, watery.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Cape Hawke, Copeland, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Golden Ponds Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Tiona, Wallingat National Park and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, with latex and basal glands, lamina lanceolate to broad-ovate, 3 to 9 cm long, 1.5 to 4.5 cm wide, apex acuminate to a fine point; base cordate, rounded or cuneate, thin and soft, ± glabrous except for fine hairs along main veins and margins; petiole 7 to 30 mm long, ± hairy.

Tylophora paniculata
Tylophora paniculata

Inflorescence.— Loose, open, cymose panicles often exceeding leaves. Corolla 9 to 14 mm diam., white or pale green; lobes linear to almost filiform, broader at base, 4 to 7 mm long. Corona segments fused at base, apical lobes ± spreading.

Flowering.—Spring to Summer.

Fruit.—Follicles 6 to 11 cm long.

Ripe.—Late Summer to Autumn.

Tylophora paniculata