Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Celastrus subspicatus Hook.
Hooker, W.J. (1841) Hooker's Icones Plantarum 5 : t. 48. Type: Cultivated at Kew; holo: K. Fide N. S. Lander & L. A. S. Johnson, Telopea 1: 35, 37 (1975).
Large-leaf Staff Vine; White Vine; Large Staff Vine; Vine, Large Staff; Vine, Large-Leaf Staff
Fruits yellow to orange when ripe, about 5-9.5 x 5-9 mm long. Seeds about 1-6, angular, about 4.5-6 mm long, completely enclosed by the aril. Cotyledons green.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Australia, occurs in NEQ, CEQ and southwards as far as coastal central New South Wales. Altitudinal range in NEQ from 300-800 m. Grows in a variety of rain forests but is more commonly encountered in the drier, more marginal rain forest types often associated with Kauri Pine (Agathis robusta).
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