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Alyxia spicata R.Br.
Chain Fruit
shrub or vine  from northern Australia.This species was collected by Banks and Solander at Cooktown in 1770.


    Alyxia spicata Alyxia spicata
   
    Description:Flower Description:Flowers
    Location: Endeavour River, Cooktown, North Queensland Location: Endeavour River, Cooktown, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates:15˚26.1594S 145˚09.6012E GPS coordinates:15˚26.1594S 145˚09.6012E
    Date:31 January 2016 Date:31 January 2016
    Field No.:3879 Field No.:3879

Alyxia spicata Alyxia spicata
   
Description: Flowers Description: Flowers
    Location: Hartley's Creek, North Queensland Location: Hartley's Creek, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚39.146S 145˚34.063E GPS coordinates:16˚39.146S 145˚34.063E
    Date:26 October 2008 Date:20 April 2008
    Field No.:U787 Field No.:U788
       
    Alyxia spicata Alyxia spicata
   
Description: Flowers, leaves and mature fruit Description:Chain fruit
Location: Hartley's Creek, North Queensland Location: Cowley Beach Road, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates:16˚39.146S 145˚34.063E GPS coordinates:17˚41.6360S 146˚06.7714E
    Date:20 April 2008 Date:11 May 2008
    Field No.:U788 Field No.:U789
       
    Alyxia spicata Alyxia spicata
   
    Description:Vine showing chain fruit Description: Plant
    Location: Cowley Beach Road, North Queensland Location: Hartley's Creek, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates:17˚41.6360S 146˚06.7714E GPS coordinates:16˚39.146S 145˚34.063E
    Date:11 May 2008 Date:25 February 2012
Field No.:U789 Field No.:1996
       
    Alyxia spicata Alyxia spicata
   
    Description:Vine with flowers Description:Vine in swampy habitat
    Location: Endeavour River, Cooktown, North Queensland Location: Endeavour River, Cooktown, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates:15˚26.1594S 145˚09.6012E GPS coordinates:15˚26.1594S 145˚09.6012E
    Date:31 January 2016 Date:31 January 2016
    Field No.:3879 Field No.:3879

 

References (accessed 2 July 2016):

Forster, P.I. in Orchard, A.E., (ed) (1996) Apocynaceae. Flora of Australia 28: 129-130

Forster, P.I. (1992), A taxonomic revision of Alyxia (Apocynaceae) in Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 5(5):547-580

http://keys.trin.org.au/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Alyxia_spicata.htm

Williams, K.A.W. (1984), Native Plants of Queensland 2:40

 

 

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