Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Roots fibrous. Leaves distichous, with a conspicuous midrib and numerous fine longitudinal veins, leaves resupinate. Inflorescence a terminal cymose panicle, rarely flowers single. Flowers bisexual, subtending bracts minute; pedicels articulate; petals and sepals similar; stamens 6, filaments filiform, free, anthers basifixed, dehiscing apically; ovary superior; style elongate, filiform, stigma minute, capitate. Fruit a berry; seeds numerous, sub-globose, shiny, black.

A single variable species from eastern Australia, Malesia and the Pacific islands.

Source: Conran, J.G. (1994). Smilacaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asphodelaceae
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