Parsonsia lanceolata (APOCYNACEAE) Rough Silkpod

Plants to Plant

Climber with twining stems to 4 m high, sap watery, in woodland, vine thicket and dry rainforest, north from the Hunter Valley, NSW. Leaves variable in shape, lanceolate or narrow to broad-elliptic, mostly 3-10 cm long, base cuneate, both surfaces hairless or shortly pubescent, dull, leathery to stiff. Secondary veins visible but not prominent. Petiole 2-12 mm long. Flowers summer-autumn in compact cymes from the leaf axils, hairless or shortly pubescent. Fruit is a capsule 6-12 cm long, slender.
Photo: Robert Whyte