Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Aceratium sericoleopsis Balgooy
Balgooy, M.M.J. van (1964) Blumea 12: 72. Type: C.T.White s.n. in BRI. .. Boonjie, Atherton Tablelands, C.T.White s.n. (Type: BRI).
Often a multistemmed poorly formed tree. Numerous coppice shoots usually present at the base, prop roots often also present. Stem seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Sepals ovate-lanceolate, about 9-12 x 2-2.5 mm. Petals narrowly oblong-ovate, about 11-15 x 2.5-3 mm, tridentate at the apex. Stamens about 12-15, filaments strongly sigmoid, about 4-6 mm long, laxly hispidulous throughout, anthers about 2.8-3.3 x 0.4-0.5 mm, minutely hispidulous throughout but with setae at the apex. Disk glabrous, about 1-1.2 mm high. Ovary ellipsoid, about 2 x 1.5 mm, glabrous, ovules 6 per locule. Style subulate about 7-12 mm long, glabrous.
Cotyledon veins five, parallel. At the tenth leaf stage: upper leaf surface clothed in erect pale brown hairs. Seed germination time 278 days.