Tylophora woollsii—Woolls' Tylophora—APOCYNACEAE.

Tylophora woollsii

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Habitat—Grows in wet sclerophyll forest and rainforest, rare.

Distribution— Recorded at Clouds Creek area near Nymboida, in wet sclerophyll forest at Forster and in sclerophyll forest near Parramatta in New South Wales.

Description— Slender twiner, stems glabrous to sparsely hairy; latex clear, watery.

Local occurrences


Leaves.— Simple, opposite, with latex and basal glands; lamina ovate to broad—ovate, 3.5 to 8 cm long, 2 to 5.5 cm wide; apex acuminate and mucronate, base slightly to distinctly cordate, firm—textured, both surfaces ± glabrous; petiole 7 to 20 mm long.

Tylophora woollsii
Tylophora woollsii

Inflorescence.— In 3 to 7 or more short umbels in a divaricately branching panicle, usually shorter than the subtending leaf, branches often zigzag; pedicels 1 to 2 mm long. Corolla 5 to 6 mm diam., purple to red; lobes spreading, ovate to lanceolate, 2 to 2.5 mm long, glabrous. Corona glabrous.

Flowering.—Summer to Autumn

Fruit.—Follicles 5 to 8 cm long.

Ripe.—Autumn to Winter

Tylophora woollsii