Leichhardtia weberlingiana (Liede) Liede, Gâteblé & Meve

New Caledonian Marsdenia (Leichhardtia weberlingiana)  

This liana species is known only from a place named  Col de Hô, located on the eastern coast of Grande Terre, New Caledonia, where it was found growing at a degraded forest edge.

The species hasn’t been found since the type collection in the 1970s and might well be extinct.

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The photo below shows the beautiful flowers of another congeneric taxon from New Caledonia, the Central New Caledonian Marsdenia (Leichhardtia goromotoorum (Gâteblé, Fleurot, Meve & Liede) Gâteblé, Fleurot, Meve & Liede).

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syn. Marsdenia weberlingiana Liede

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Central New Caledonian Marsdenia (Leichhardtia goromotoorum)

Photo: Emilie Ducouret
https://www.inaturalist.org/people/emilie_ducouret
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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edited: 12.02.2024