Marianthus bignoniaceus F.Muell.

Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 6 (1854) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Twiner with reddish-brown, finally glabrous stems. Leaves shortly petiolate, ovate or narrowly ovate, 12–50 mm long, 6–25 mm wide, variably pubescent, bases truncate or shallowly cordate. Flowers solitary or paired (rarely in 3s) in upper axils, pendent; sepals lanceolate, 4–5 mm long, hispid to villous; corolla pubescent, narrowly campanulate, 15–22 mm long, with obtuse, slightly spreading lobes 3–5 mm long, yellow near base, orange or salmon-pink above, splitting from base with age; stamens and style reaching to c. throat of tube. Capsule pubescent, narrowly obovoid 13–18 mm long, the 2 valves prominently veined on the inner face; style persistent; seeds cuboid, c. 1 mm long, densely papillate. Flowers mainly Sep.–Jan.

CVU, DunT, GGr, VVP, Wim. Locally common in damp open-forest and dense scrub along streams or in elevated sites amongst rock in the Grampians and Black Range. The localities of old records from nearby areas are dubious.

Source: Walsh, N.G.; Albrecht, D.E. (1996). Pittosporaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Billardiera bignoniacea (F.Muell.) E.M.Benn.).
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
genus Marianthus
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Marianthus bignoniaceus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Marianthus bignoniaceus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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