Parsonsia ventricosa F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1857), Account of some new Australian plants. Transactions of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria 2: 71. Type: "Vallies of the Pine River. Hill and Mueller."
Leaves simple, opposite. Petiole 5-12 mm long, channelled above. Leaf blades lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate or ovate, 4-15 cm long, 1.5-5 cm wide, base rounded or cordate, margin entire, apex acuminate or subulate. Basal lamina colleters absent. Lateral veins about 5-8 pairs. Upper surface dark green and hairless, lower surface hairless or softly hairy, paler green. Domatia absent. Small stipule-like glands usually present on the twigs between the petiole bases and in axils of leaves, linear to triangular, 0.3-0.5 mm long.
Inflorescence axillary, few-flowered and arranged in short corymbose cymes (cymes usually in pairs). Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, 5-merous, 3-4 mm diam. Pedicels 2-7 mm long. Calyx shortly tubular, to about 2 mm long, lobes about 1 mm long, green. Corolla tubular, tube inflated at base, tube c. 3.5 mm long, with spreading to recurved ovate lobes, 2.5-3 mm long, whitish cream; with a ring of hairs in throat of tube (bearded internally); corolline corona absent. Stamens 5, straight or slightly twisted around the style, anthers about 3 mm long, fused to form a cone around style head, anther tails broad, overlapping, filaments glabrous, c. 2.5-3 mm long, stamens half exserted from tube. Nectary (disk) scales connate in a ring, with c. 10 short apical lobes. Ovary superior, 2-locular, style head dilated and adherent to anther cone.
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This profile information and associated coding has been adapted from Cooper & Cooper (2004), Harden et al. (2014) and Forster & Williams (1996).