Neosepicaea viticoides Diels
Diels, L. (1972) Botanische Jahrbucher 57 : 500. Type: Neu-Guinea: Sepik-Gebiet, Aprilfluss, Standlager, in gut gangbarem Urwald, etwa 100 m . (Lederman n. 8665.Bluhend am 12. Sept. 1912).
Cape York Jungle Vine; Vine, Cape York Jungle
Vine stem diameters to 8 cm recorded. Living bark layer quite thick. Blaze odour like fresh beans (Phaseolus vulgaris).
Calyx green to brown, tubular, irregularly divided at the apex into four or five segments. Corolla tube about 4 mm long and about 2.5 mm diam. near the base but expanded to a much greater extent at the apex, lobes triangular, about 6-7 mm long. Outer and inner surfaces of the corolla shortly hairy but the throat +/- filled with long hairs. Stamens about 10 mm long. Anthers wider than long, cells divaricate, margins clothed in hairs. Ovary abut 2 x 1 mm, enveloped in a close-fitting disk about as high as the ovary.
Cotyledons +/- reniform, bilobed at the apex, the lobes overlapping one another, base auriculate. Cotyledons about 12-15 x 15-18 mm. First pair of leaves elliptic, base attenuate. At the tenth leaf stage: seedling completely glabrous, leaf blade elliptic, apex acuminate, base attenuate. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Seed germination time 17 days.