Uvaria rupestre (Jessup) L.L.Zhou, Y.C.F.Zu & R.M.K.Saunders
Zhou, L. et al (2010) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 163: 39.
A shrub to 4 m tall, climbing shrub or vine.
Inflorescence solitary, leaf-opposed, rarely appearing terminal. Pedicels 7-22 mm long, each with 1 or 2 bracts, ovate to widely ovate, 2-11.5 mm long, 1-8.5 mm wide. Sepals 3, connate at base, very broadly ovate, 4-5.5 mm long, 5 - 6 mm wide, indumentum of ferruginous stellate hairs. Petals 6, yellow - orange, with stellate ferruginous hairs; petals of outer whorl very widely ovate, 12-14 mm long, 12-14 mm wide, coriaceous, erect, free to base, inner surface glabrous where adjacent to the inner whorl; petals inner whorl concave, 10-14 mm long, 9-12 mm wide, erect, somewhat fleshy and concave and forming a dome over the stamens and carpels, inner surface glabrous along claw. Stamens numerous (110-120), ca. 2-2.2 mm long, filaments short and thick; anthers overtopped by enlarged appendage. Carpels free, 4-6; stigma apparently sessile, involute, appearing u-shaped from above, exserted above stamens; ovules ca. 11.
Features not available.
Occurs in NT. Grows in vine forest, Allosyncarpia forest and vegetation at base of sandstone cliffs.
Melodorum rupestre Jessup, Flora of Australia 2: 448 (2007), Type: Oenpelli Road, N.T., 12 Dec. 1984, D.L.Jones 1729; holo: BRI; iso: DNA.