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Rhaphidophora petrieana A.Hay
Hay, A. (1993) Telopea 5(2): 295. Type: QUEENSLAND: National Park Reserve 904, Palmerston Highway, B.Gray 2862, 30 November 1982, fl. (QRS!, holo).
A slender vine not exceeding a stem diameter of 2 cm. Adventitious roots often present.
Leaf blades about 25-35 x 5-8 cm. Petioles about 5-14 cm long, channelled on the upper surface, +/- winged when young but the wings become papery and disintegrate as each leaf ages. Venation +/- parallel with about 15 major veins running from the midrib to the leaf blade margin. 'Oil dots' elongated, cigar-shaped.
Flowering spike about 6.5 x 2 cm, spathe broadly ovate, about 8 x 8 cm, creamy yellow or greenish, borne on a peduncle about 10 cm long. Individual flowers about 3-4 x 3-4 mm, +/- sessile. Anthers about 2 mm long, filaments about 4 mm long. Style short, cone-like.
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