Melodinus acutiflorus

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Melodinus acutiflorus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Melodinus
Species: M. acutiflorus
Binomial name
Melodinus acutiflorus

Melodinus acutiflorus is a species of vines, commonly named white-flowered melodinus, byamurra, or merangarra and constituting part of the plant family Apocynaceae. They grow naturally in Papua New Guinea, Queensland and New South Wales in Australia.[2][3][4]

The species was formally described in 1857 by Victorian government botanist Ferdinand von Mueller based on plant material found in the vicinity of the Brisbane River.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Melodinus acutiflorus'". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  2. ^ G. J. Harden & J. B. Williams. "New South Wales Flora Online: Melodinus acutiflorus". Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia.
  3. ^ Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al. (Dec 2010). "Factsheet – Melodinus acutiflorus". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants. Edition 6.1, online version [RFK 6.1]. Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  4. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families