Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Parsonsia blakeana J.B.Williams
Williams, J.B. (1996) Flora of Australia 28: 316. Type: Heathlands Natl Park, Captain Billy Landing road, Cape York Peninsula, Qld, 22 Sept. 1985, K. A. Williams 85222; holo: BRI.
A slender vine not attaining a stem diameter greater than 2 cm. Stems of young vines produce adventitious roots.
Inflorescences 8-20-flowered, the whole structure much shorter than the leaves. Pedicels about 3-4.5 mm long. Calyx lobes slender, shortly hairy. Corolla tube about 2-2.6 mm long, lobes spreading to semi-erect, lanceolate, about 3.2-4.2 mm long, glabrous externally but clothed in downward-pointing hairs on the inner surface. Anthers inserted in a cone about 2.2-3 mm long, filaments about 1.2 mm long, straight, i.e. not twisted. Ovary surrounded by 5 shield-shaped pale green nectaries about 0.7 mm long. Style head or stigma green, shaped like a narrow minaret.
Fruits about 11-13 cm long. Seeds about 8-9 mm long, plumes of hairs about 30 mm long. Hair surface smooth, not barbed or otherwise ornamented. Cotyledons about 3-3.5 x 1.5-2 mm. Radicle about 1.5-2 mm long.
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