Hypserpa laurina

Hypserpa laurina

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(Laurel-leafed Hyserpa)

FAMILY

Menispermaceae

Species

Hypserpa laurina

Common name

Laurel-leafed Hypserpa

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white to yellow; vine

Campus

Cairns

Description

This vine is found in moist areas, stems tend to be glaucous; leaves are alternate, lanceolate, to 20 x 7.5 cm, 3-5-nerved at the base. The small unisexual flowers are 3-merous, yellowish with 7-9 petals; fruit a drupe, red, globular to 15 mm diameter.