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Gynochthodes podistra (Halford & A.J.Ford) Razafim. & B.Bremer
A  vine from the rainforest at Mt Lewis. It is endemic to the headwaters of the Daintree River. It was previously known as Morinda podistra. The specific epithet podistra is Greek meaning 'foot trap'. The wiry stems of this species often form dense stands in which feet can get caught.


  Gynochthodes podistra Gynochthodes podistra
 
  Description:Flowers and buds Description:Flower and leaves
  Location:Mt Lewis National Park, North Queensland Location:Mt Lewis National Park, North Queensland
GPS coordinates:16˚30.7870S, 14516.1090E GPS coordinates:16˚30.7870S, 14516.1090E
  Date of photo:7 January 2018 Date of photo:7 January 2018
  Field No.:6341 Field No.:6341
     
  Gynochthodes podistra Gynochthodes podistra
 
  Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Vine on forest floor
  Location:Mt Lewis National Park, North Queensland Location:Mt Lewis National Park, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚30.7870S, 14516.1090E GPS coordinates:16˚30.7870S, 14516.1090E
  Date of photo:7 January 2018 Date of photo:7 January 2018
  Field No.:6341 Field No.:6341
     
     


References (accessed 1 April 2018):

Plant identified by Tony Bean of the Queensland Herbarium

Razafimandimbison, S.G. & Bremer, B. (2011), Nomenclatural changes and taxonomic notes in the tribe Morindeae (Rubiaceae). Adansonia 33(2): 294

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

Halford, D.A. & Ford, A.J. (2004), Two new species of Morinda L. (Rubiaceae) from north east Queensland. Austrobaileya 6(4): 895-898

 

 

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