Ripogonum album R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae : 293. Type: NSW, Hawkesbury River, Port Jackon, R. Brown; syn: MEL.
Vine stem diameters to 2-3 cm recorded.
Leaf blades about 6-11.5 x 2-4 cm, petioles about 0.7-1.5 cm long. Petioles usually swollen about the middle and thicker at that point than at the junction with the leaf blade. Leaf blades rather hard and leathery. Vascular strands scattered all over transverse sections of the twigs.
Cataphylls 2-4, about 10-16 mm long are usually produced before the first true leaf. First true leaf ovate, leaf blade about 5 x 3 cm, apex acuminate, base +/- truncate, petiole about 15 mm long. Leaf blade 3-veined with the major veins extending to the apex, two other minor veins extend from the base just inside the blade margin. Stems and petioles clothed in short brown hairs which are shed. At the tenth leaf stage: plant usually multistemmed with the stems arising from a rhizome. Leaf blades up to 11-12 x 4-5 cm, apex acuminate, base attenuate, petiole 2 cm or more long, swollen and clothed in short erect hairs just prior to its junction with the stem. Leaf blades predominantly 3-veined, sometimes 5-veined. Seed germination time 25 to 49 days.