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Tinospora smilacina  Benth.
Snakevine
This vine was growing on the Stuart Highway, near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. Another plant was found in vineforest at Wangetti Beach, North Queensland.While these plants are dissimilar they have both been identified as Tinospora smilacina.


  Tinospora smilacina Tinospora smilacina
 
  Description:Male flowers Description:Male flowers
  Location:Sturt Highway, S of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory Location:Sturt Highway, S of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:21˚01.1840S, 13411.4880E GPS coordinates:21˚01.1840S, 13411.4880E
  Date:25 September 2019 Date:25 September 2019
  Field No.:6740 Field No.:6740
     
  Tinospora smilacina Tinospora smilacina
 
  Description:Vine on tree Description:Leaves
  Location:Sturt Highway, S of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory Location:Sturt Highway, S of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:21˚01.1840S, 13411.4880E GPS coordinates:21˚01.1840S, 13411.4880E
  Date:25 September 2019 Date:25 September 2019
  Field No.:6740 Field No.:6740
     
  Tinospora smilacina Tinospora smilacina
 
  Description:Leaf Description:Leaf - underside
  Location:Sturt Highway, S of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory Location:Sturt Highway, S of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory
  GPS coordinates:21˚01.1840S, 13411.4880E GPS coordinates:21˚01.1840S, 13411.4880E
  Date:25 September 2019 Date:25 September 2019
  Field No.:6740 Field No.:6740
     
  Tinospora smilacina Tinospora smilacina
  Description:Male flowers Description:Vine
  Location:Wangetti Beach, North Queensland Location:Wangetti Beach, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚39.1460S, 14534.0630E   GPS coordinates:16˚39.1460S, 14534.0630E  
  Date:25 February 2012 Date:25 February 2012
  Field No.:1997 Field No.:1997
     
  Tinospora smilacina Tinospora smilacina
 
  Description:Leaves Description:Vine on Casuarina sp
  Location:Wangetti Beach, North Queensland Location:Wangetti Beach, North Queensland
   GPS coordinates:16˚39.1460S, 14534.0630E   GPS coordinates:16˚39.1460S, 14534.0630E 
  Date:25 February 2012 Date:25 February 2012
  Field No.:1997 Field No.:1997
     


References (accessed 21 January 2019):

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

http://npqtownsville.org.au/Tinospora-smilacina.html

Williams, K.A.W. (1999), Native Plants of Queensland 4: 372

Forman, L.L (1981), A revision of Tinospora (Menispermaceae) in Asia to Australia and the Pacific. The Menispermaceae of Malesia and adjacent areas: X. Kew Bulletin 36(2): 375-421

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