Muehlenbeckia adpressa

Climbing lignum
Muehlenbeckia adpressa at Loch Ard Gorge, Victoria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Muehlenbeckia
Species: M. adpressa
Binomial name
Muehlenbeckia adpressa
(Labill.) Meisn.[1]

Muehlenbeckia adpressa, commonly known as climbing lignum, is a prostrate or climbing plant, native to Australia.[2] It has thin red-brown stems up to 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) in length. The leaves are 1.5–6 centimetres (0.59–2.36 in) long and 1.5–3.5 centimetres (0.59–1.38 in) wide. It occurs in coastal areas of Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales.[2]


  1. "Muelenbeckia adpressa". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
  2. 1 2 "Muehlenbeckia adpressa". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2009-03-08.
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