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Leaves, Flowers. Copyright G.Sankowsky
Habit, leaves and flowers.. Copyright CSIRO
Herbarium specimen. Copyright CSIRO
Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Habit, Leaves, Flower. Copyright G.Sankowsky
Dipteracanthus australasicus subsp. australasicus
Dipteracanthus australasicus F.Muell. subsp. australasicus
Barker, R.M. (1986) Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 9: 87. Type: Coopers River, A.C. Gregory. Also on the plains along the Dawson and Burdekin Rivers and their tributaries - Ferd. Mueller.
Compact shrub 30-150 cm tall. Stems clothed in erect hairs.
Leaf blades ovate to oblong, rounded at base, acute to obtuse at apex, upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade clothed in hairs, lateral veins 3-4 on each side of the midrib, leaf blade 7-23 x 6-23 mm, petioles 2-8 mm long.
Flowers solitary, axillary, 18-20 mm diam, subtended by 2 large leaf-like bracts. Pedicel 1-6 mm long. Calyx 5-6 mm long, the lobes linear, ca. 3 mm long, clothed in pale hairs. Corolla 20-25 mm long, tube 15-18 mm long, lobes +/- orbicular, 5-7 mm long. Stamens dimorphic, attached to the throat of the corolla tube. Anthers ca. 2 mm long, filaments 4 or 7 mm long. Pollen white. Staminode one. Ovary ca. 2 mm long, each locule with 2 rows of ovules. Style ca. 14 mm long. Stigma flat, ovate, ca. 2 mm long.
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Distribution and Ecology
A native species, occurring in all States. Vine thicket, Monsoon forest
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)