Herissantia crispa (L.) Brizicky
Brizicky, G.K. (1968) Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 49: 279. Type: ?.
Usually flowers and fruits as a herb but occasionally grows into a shrub.
Stellate hairs present on both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blades. Stipules filiform, about 2-4 mm long. Leaf blades variable, about 3-9 x 2.5-8 cm, sometimes with a single large tooth or lobe on each side.
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Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in WA, NT and NEQ, a species with a pantropic distribution, probably originating in tropical America. Altitudinal range not known but probably not great, recorded close to sea level. Grows as an understory plant most commonly in woodlands, but also found in vine thickets and monsoon forests. Also occurs in Africa, India and America.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)