Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Dipteracanthus australasicus F.Muell. subsp. australasicus
Barker, R.M. (1986) Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 9: 87. Type: Coopers River, A.C. Gregory. Also on the plains along the Dawson and Burdekin Rivers and their tributaries - Ferd. Mueller.
Compact shrub 30-150 cm tall. Stems clothed in erect hairs.
Flowers solitary, axillary, 18-20 mm diam, subtended by 2 large leaf-like bracts. Pedicel 1-6 mm long. Calyx 5-6 mm long, the lobes linear, ca. 3 mm long, clothed in pale hairs. Corolla 20-25 mm long, tube 15-18 mm long, lobes +/- orbicular, 5-7 mm long. Stamens dimorphic, attached to the throat of the corolla tube. Anthers ca. 2 mm long, filaments 4 or 7 mm long. Pollen white. Staminode one. Ovary ca. 2 mm long, each locule with 2 rows of ovules. Style ca. 14 mm long. Stigma flat, ovate, ca. 2 mm long.
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A native species, occurring in all States. Vine thicket, Monsoon forest