Tylophora barbata R.Br.

Bearded Tylophora

Prodr. 460 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Slender climber or trailer with stems to 3 m long; stems virtually glabrous. Leaves ovate or elliptic, 2.5–7.5 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, thin, apex acuminate, base cuneate or obtuse, margins revolute, both surfaces more or less glabrous, midvein and secondary veins more prominent below; glands 1–3 at base of midvein, minute; petiole 7–20 mm long. Inflorescences of 1–3 short umbels, each 3–5-flowered; peduncles mostly 15–20 mm long. Flowers on pedicels 5–8 mm long; sepals triangular to ovate, 1.5–2.5 mm long, free in upper two-thirds, glabrous; corolla 3–5 mm long, purplish-red; corolla-lobes ovate, 2–4 mm long, obtuse, spreading, hairy inside at base. Follicles slender, 5–7 cm long, 4–7 mm wide, finely ribbed, glabrous; seeds 5–7 mm long, c. 3 mm wide, coma hairs 2–4 cm long. Flowers spring–summer.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, SnM, *VRiv. Also NSW. Apart from an isolated westerly occurrence at Waratah Bay, apparently confined in Victoria to the far east between Lakes Entrance and the New South Wales border where found in rainforest gullies, and wet, rarely dry, sclerophyll forests.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asclepiadaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-05-30
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Gentianales
family Apocynaceae
genus Tylophora
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Tylophora barbata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Tylophora barbata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present introduced
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory