Comesperma volubile

Comesperma volubile

Blue Lovecreeper

Usual habitat/distribution:
Grows in a wide range of habitats, from wet forests to coastal areas.
Status:
Not listed
Flowering:
September – December
Description:
Pretty much a leafless climber. Leaves are linear to elliptical 1-5cm long, 1-5mm wide, lower side paler, although leaves are very sparse. Woody.
Flowers on axillary racemes, occasionally terminal. 4-8mm long, usually purplish although can range through mauve and blue to white. Two large sepals which look like wings, with other floral parts quite small.
Tasmania has 4 other species of Comesperma, although all others are shrubs or shrubby like so they can’t be confused with this one.
Locations I have seen it:
Tinderbox HillĀ (Sept 2015)

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