Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Tiliacora australiana Forman

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Male flowers. © CSIRO
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Vine stem bark and vine stem transverse section. © CSIRO

Forman, L.L. (1982) Kew Bulletin 37(3): 370. Type: N. TERRITORY. Little Nourlangie Rock, 22 Jan. 1982, Dunlop 5198 holo: K. Iso: A.


Vine stem diameters to 5 cm recorded. Rings of bark visible in transverse sections of the stem. Blaze odour not pleasant.


Leaf blades about 5.5-14 x 3-7 cm, petioles about 1.5-2 cm long. Oak grain in the twigs. Broken twigs emit an unpleasant odour.


Male flowers: Sepals six, in two whorls of three, the inner sepals larger and valvate. Outer sepals about 1 mm long, inner sepals about 2-3.5 mm long. Petals about 1.2-1.3 mm long. Stamens six to nine, anthers about 0.4-0.5 mm long, filaments about 1-2.5 mm long and much wider than the anthers.


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Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in NT, CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 250 m. Grows in monsoon forest and gallery forest.

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