Trimenia moorei—Bitter Vine—TRIMENIACEAE

Trimenia moorei

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Habitat—On the margins an in temperate rainforest on the coastal ranges.

Distribution—From the Wilson River in New South Wales to the Queensland border.

Description—Slender woody climber, sometimes scrambling or trailing, with rusty simple hairs at least on young shoots and inflorescences.

Local occurrences

Starrs Creek in the Corabakh National Park.

Leaves.—Ovate to lanceolate, usually 5 to 10 cm long, 15 to 40 mm wide, margins entire or finely crenate, – glabrous or with simple hairs, especially on lower surface, aromatic when crushed; oil dots numerous, minute; petiole 6 to 15 mm long.

Trimenia moorei
Trimenia moorei

Inflorescence.—Terminal flowers bisexual, lower flowers usually male. Perianth segments 2 to 11, 2 to 3 mm long, whitish. Stamens 6 to 15.


Fruit.—Fruit a 1-seeded berry, c. 5–8 mm long.

Ripe.—Late Spring to Summer

Trimenia moorei