Clear Milkvine  |  

Marsdenia longiloba

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Marsdenia longiloba, Family Asclepiadaceae, also known as Clear Milkvine and Slender Marsdenia, is a slender climber with clear, watery latex. Leaves are opposite with a fine leaf tip, 3Ð10 cm long, 1Ð5 cm wide, and 5Ð6 tiny glands at the base of each leaf. Flowers are 7Ð
9 mm in diameter and white. Fruit form long narrow capsules containing many seeds with tufts of long silky hair (Harden & Williams, 1992; Forster, 1996; DECC, 2005a).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Marsdenia longiloba

    Threats The main identified threats to Clear Milkvine include localised extinction due to small population loss and fragmentation of habitat through land clearing for agriculture and urban development invasion by introduced weeds; such as Lantana (Lantana camara) grazing and trampling by cattle inappropriate fire regimes and herbicide usage (DECC; 2005a; 2005c).