Flowers and leaves. Photo: Kevin Thiele, WA

Flower close up. Photo: Kevin Thiele, WA

Common Name

Purple Pentatrope, Climbing Purple-star




Perennial climber or shrub.  Leaves opposite each other, 2-11cm long, 0.5-5mm wide, linear to flat, hairless, the edges flat or often curved upwards or rolled downwards.  Flowers greenish yellow becoming purple, with a short tube with 5 lobes, in 3-7 flowered umbels on stalks arising from the bases of the leaves.  Family Asclepiadaceae in SA.  Vulnerable Vic.

Description and photo (as Rhyncharrhena quinquepartita) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 554

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