Rhamnella vitiense (Rhamnaceae)

Rhamnella vitiense

This scrambler or shrub is common in coastal forest. Flowers seem hard to come by but the plant can be recognized by the glossy leaves, stipules at the leaf attachment to the stem and strongly grooved leaf stalks.

Rhamnella vitiense
Immature fruit

Rhamnella vitiense
Details of leaves

Rhamnella vitiense
Stipules and grooved leaf stalks

Rhamnella vitiense
Closeup of flowers

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About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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One Response to Rhamnella vitiense (Rhamnaceae)

  1. Pingback: Ventilago ecorollata (Rhamnaceae) | Flora Far North Queensland

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