Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Aneilema siliculosum R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae : 270.
An erect to scandent fleshy herb up to 30 cm tall with fleshy tuberous roots.
Inflorescence a slender panicle 10-20 cm long with slender filiform branches. Flower bracts cup-shaped around inflorescence stem. 2-3 flowers per branch, pedicels filiform. Bracts very small. Outer perianth segments 2-3 mm long, inner 2 mm long. Petals thinly textured. Filaments glabrous, fertile stamens 3, staminodes 3. Ovary 2-loculed with 1 ovule in each.
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Occurs in the NT, CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range 4-880 m. Occurs in monsoon forest, mixed forest, open Eucalypt and Melaleuca forest, vine thicket but also in Eucalypt woodland and dune vegetation.
Plants are prone to be heavily grazed (Clarkson 5789).