Nature conservation

Threatened species

Marsdenia viridiflora R. Br. subsp. viridiflora population in the Bankstown, Blacktown, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Holroyd, Liverpool and Penrith local government areas - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Marsdenia viridiflora subsp. viridiflora - endangered population
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered Population
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 20 Dec 2002
Profile last updated: 08 Aug 2019


A climber with twining stems to 4 m high. Young stems with hairs, older stems and most leaves without. Leaves are narrow, 2 - 12 cm long and 1 - 18 mm wide (6 - 15 times as long as broad). The midvein of the leaf is prominent. Bell-shaped flowers occur in groups of 3 - 10 and are 3 - 4 mm in diameter, greenish or yellow. Has a milky latex when cut and large underground tubers. Fruit are large and pear-shaped, up to 80 mm long.


Recent records are from Prospect, Bankstown, Smithfield, Cabramatta Creek and St Marys. Previously known north from Razorback Range.

Habitat and ecology

  • Grows in vine thickets and open shale woodland.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinCumberland Known Blacktown, Camden, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Liverpool and Penrith LGAs (as amended from the Determination)
Sydney BasinSydney Cataract Known Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown and Liverpool LGAs
Sydney BasinWollemi Predicted Penrith LGA