Click on images
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Gynochthodes australiensis J.T.Johanss.
Johansson, J.T. (1988) Australian Systematic Botany 1(4): 369. Type: Jones 1556, Australia, Northern Territory, Arnhem Land, headwaters of East Alligator River, 1.iv.1984; holo: DNA; Iso: CANB, NSW.
A slender vine not exceeding a stem diameter of 2 cm.
Leaf blades completely glabrous on both the upper and lower surfaces.
Calyx tube (hypanthium) about 0.4-1.1 mm long, calyx lobes nil or very small. Corolla lobes about 5.5-7 mm long, inner surface densely clothed in long, white, erect hairs. Staminal filaments about 1.2-2.5 mm long, anthers about 2.2-2.7 mm long. Style about 5.5-6 mm long. Stigmas about 1.7-2.3 mm long.
Fruits globose, about 8-11 mm diam. 'Seeds' (endocarps) about 5 per fruit. Seeds shaped like a quadrant, each about 6-7 x 4.5 mm. Embryo about 2-3 mm long. Radicle about as long and as wide as the cotyledons. True seeds about 6 x 3 mm. Cotyledons about 1 mm long and slightly wider than the radicle. Endocarps quite hard, difficult to cut.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology