Marsdenia tubulosa

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Marsdenia tubulosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadaceae
Genus: Marsdenia
Species: M. tubulosa
Binomial name
Marsdenia tubulosa
F.Muell.

Marsdenia tubulosa is a species of plant of unknown habit in the dogbane family. It is endemic to Australia’s subtropical Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea.[1] It is known only from a single collection, made in 1871 on the summit of Mount Gower, and may be extinct.[2]

Description[edit]

The plant has semi-circular leaves about 45 mm long and small tubular flowers. The specific epithet refers to the tubular corollas. The appearance of the fruit is unknown.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hill, K.D. "Marsdenia tubulosa F.Muell.". Plant NET: NSW Flora Online. National Herbarium of NSW: Sydney. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  2. ^ a b Anon (2007). Appendices, Lord Howe Island Biodiversity Management Plan (PDF). Sydney: Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW). p. 184. ISBN 978 1 74122 598 3.