TANGLED LIGNUM FACTS
Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Tangled lignum is hairless perennial shrub, to 2.5 m high, with many slender tangled striate branches and branchlets.
Leaves alternate, linear or lanceolate, on most plants rarely remaining for long and usually not occurring on the older branches.
Plants are monoecious (separate male and female flowers). Flowers small, yellowish, solitary or in whorl-like clusters along the branchlets. Fruiting body more or less top-shaped, dry, 5mm long. Flowering throughout most of the year. The plant is also known as Muehlenbeckia florulenta. (The accepted name is now Duma florulenta)
Swamps, river flats, intermittently inundated areas.
Native to inland areas of mainland Australia. It is found in Western Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland.
Height (m): 1 - 2
Spread (m): 1 - 2.5
Soil Texture: sand, loam, clay
Soil pH: acid soils, neutral soils, alkaliine soils
Frost Sensitivity: resistant
Minimum Rainfall (mm): 300
Flower Colour: yellow, white
Flower Season: spring, summer
(source: SA State Flora Catalog)
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