Parsonsia brownii

Mountain Silkpod is a tall, vigorous climber, widespread in the rainforest, less so in moist eucalypt forest. The leaves are opposite, pointed, glossy above and paler underneath; older leaves are thick and often leathery. Flowers are similar to those of Common Silkpod. The two species of Parsonsia are not easy to tell apart, as the shape of the leaves is very variable in both species. The leaves of the Mountain Silkpod have lateral veins slightly closer together and meeting the midvein at a smaller angle than in Common Silkpod. Also, the underside of the leaves of Mountain Silkpod are usually pale green.

TAS to Dorrigo area, NSW