Tag Archives: Menispermaceae

Parapachygone longifolia (Menispermaceae)

Removed of their outer flesh, the seeds of this endemic rainforest vine look like they have a design that HR Giger (who designed the disturbing sets for the Aliens movies) might have raised eyebrows upon seeing. The leaves of this … Continue reading

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Stephania japonica (Menispermaceae)

The leaves of this species have a very distinctive glaucous underside, This native vine species is known as the Tape Vine or Snake Vine and has three known subspecies. The flowers are some of the weirdest I have seen, where … Continue reading

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Hypserpa decumbens (Menispermaceae)

There is something about hairs. Plant hairs. Hairs make the pursuit of botany a most enjoyable exercise because hairs, their colour, the texture they confer to the leaves and stems of a plant, and the synergistic effect that have on … Continue reading

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Tinospora smilacina (Menispermaceae)

An endemic rainforest vine from the Moonseed family, Tinospora smilacina has heart-shaped leaves which are glaucous underneath. Developing fruit which will ripen red

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Hypserpa laurina (Laurel-leafed Hypserpa) (Menispermaceae)

A common vine of rainforest. The fruits are conspicuously bright red. Flowers closeup

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