Muehlenbeckia adpressa

Common Name:

Climbing Lignum



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEKNPTWXZ) also WA, SA, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Coastal scrub 1

Flower Description:

Yellow-green 1


Twining creeper and climber 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are thick, ovate to cordate with wrinkled edges and often tinged red, flowers are tiny yellow-green spikes 1


Image: David Meagher
Image: Freya Thomas

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.