Ripogonum elseyanum F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1858) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 1: 44. Type: Australia, C. Moore; holo: MEL.
Hairy Supplejack; Supplejack, Hairy
A slender vine not exceeding a stem diameter of 2 cm.
Twigs and petioles clothed in rusty brown hairs. Leaf blades about 9.5-15 x 3.2-5 cm, petioles about 0.2-0.5 cm long, densely clothed in dark brown hairs. Leaf blades 3-veined with the two major lateral veins departing from the midrib about 10 mm from the base. Lateral veins poorly developed. Drip tip well developed, up to 10 mm long.
Inflorescence up to 10 cm long. Flowers subtended by bracts about 6 x 3 mm. Tepals six, sepals (?) three, ovate, each about 4-5 x 3 mm, petals (?) three, ovate, about 6 x 3 mm. Stamens six, anthers about 5 mm long, filaments about 2 mm long. Ovary globose, about 1.5 mm long, densely clothed in matted brown hairs. Stigma three-lobed. Ovules one per locule.