Marsdenia suaveolens Robert Brown, 1810
Scented Milk Vine
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New South Wales coast, 11 February 1993

This plant is an evergreen shrub, growing to a height of about one metre. It is inclined to twine about and climb on adjacent plants and objects. The leaves are dark green, oblong and opposite, with a short petiole. They are about 9 cms long and 3 cms wide. The flowers are white and scented.


flowering stem
New South Wales coast, 11 February 1993

This plant is found mainly in New South Wales.

The foliage is food for some Caterpillars, for example :


Fodina ostorius
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(updated 28 December 2009, 27 July 2015)