Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Aceratium doggrellii C.T.White

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White, C.T. (1932) Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew : 42. Type: North Queensland: State Forest Reserve 185, Danbulla (Atherton Tableland), flowering specimens, October 1929, R.H.Doggrell, A. 22.

Common name

Buff Carabeen; Quandong; Carabeen, Buff; Buff Aceratium


Lenticels may be large and conspicuous (more than 3 mm diam.). Prop roots may be present at the butt.


Teeth small, if present. Stipules small. Leaf blades about 4.5-8 x 1.5-2.5 cm. Petioles about 0.6 cm or more long, hairy, grooved or channelled on the upper surface. Terminal buds and young shoots clothed in pale brown prostrate hairs.


Sepals about 8-10 x 2 mm. Petals about 12-14.5 x 3 mm. Staminal filaments glabrous throughout except for a few sparsely scattered hairs towards the apex.


Fruits oblong, about 29-35 x 17-20 mm.


Cotyledons hairy on the upper surface mainly towards the base, venation parallel, scarcely visible. Stem above the cotyledons hairier than the hypocotyl. At the tenth leaf stage: upper surface of the leaf blade hairy, stem hairs erect, pale brown. Seed germination time 65 to 916 days.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ, restricted to the Atherton Tableland and mountains in the immediate vicinity. Altitudinal range from 700-1200 m. Grows in well developed upland and mountain rain forest.

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