|Species||From Greek echinulatos; referring to the spine-like hairs that covers much of the plant|
|Common Names||Spiny Macrolenes|
|Status||Native: Critically Endangered|
A climber that seems to reside mainly in freshwater regions, Macrolenes echinulata has tri-veined leaves typical of the family. It has distinct dense and long reddish hairs covering much of the stem, leaf and flower stalks, underside of leaf veins, and the flowers' receptacles. The leaf base is also cordate. The flower's calyx are long, persistent and curved backwards.
Growing from a swamp in Nee Soon Swamp Forest (2010).
Opposite tri-veined leaves; they appear glossy because of the rain.
Young red leaves.
Underside of leaves, and long reddish hairs.
Persistent recurved calyx lobes.