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Vine stem bark and vine stem transverse section. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Olax imbricata Roxb.
Roxburgh, W. (1820) Flora of India 1: 169. Type: Burma, Malaya.
Vine stem diameters to 5 cm recorded.
Leaf blades about 8.5-11 x 3.5-5 cm, petioles about 5 mm long, broad but not winged. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin.
Fruits globular, about 2.5-3 cm diam. Seeds about 1.8 x 1.8 cm. Embryo located near the apex of the seed. Embryo small, about 2 mm long, swollen about the middle. Cotyledons about as wide as the radicle.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
May be parasitic on the roots of other plants.