Parsonsia leichhardtii

Posted on Updated on

Parsonsia leichhardtiiFamily: Apocynaceae
Genus: Parsonsia
Common name: Black silkpod
ALA reference

This species seems to have done particularly well this year so I can only assume that this is the result of the good rains that we had in the first half of the year. The vines are now covered in shiny dark green leaves and a mass of flowers. (August 2012)

This twining vine grows to about 5 metres and while the main trunk is thick and corky the growing stems are quite slender. It produces bunches of small creamy-yellow flowers
which are followed by slender seed pods to 10 cm in length. (September 2007)