PIER (2005) describes D. lignosus as a: \"Woody climber. Leaves stipulate; blades stipellate, pinnately 3-foliolate. Flowers in axillary racemes, bracts persistent, bracteoles more or less persistent; calyx campanulate; vexillary stamen free, remainder connate, anthers uniform; style cylindrical, dilated at base, strongly curved inwards at top and bottom, gently curved the opposite way in the middle, bearded on inside near top, stigma terminal. Pods cylindrical, attenuate at the ends; seeds estrophiolate but with a conspicuous white hilum. Petioles up to ca 6cm long; leaflet blades ovate-rhomboid, apex obtusely acuminate or acute, 3-10cm x 1.5-4cm (the largest leaflets occurring in cultivated specimens), more or less glabrous, paler on underside. Racemes up to ca 25cm long, including peduncle, the flowers at the upper end; flowers pink-purple, 1-1.5cm long; calyx 3-4mm long, lobes shorter than tube, margin hairy; standard 1-1.5cm long. Pods ca 4cm long, glabrous (Stanley & Ross, 1983, in PIER, 2005).\"
Principal source: Victoria DNR, 2001. Dolichos Pea
Compiler: National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) & IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Terrestrial and Freshwater Biodiversity Information System (TFBIS) Programme (Copyright statement)
Review: Dr Robin Adair Department of Primary Industries, Primary Industries Research Victoria Australia
Publication date: 2005-12-30
Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2016) Species profile: Dipogon lignosus. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=804 on 21-10-2016.