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Acronychia acronychioides (F.Muell.) T.G.Hartley

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Flowers and buds. © Barry Jago
Flowers. © Barry Jago
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Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. © CSIRO
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Hartley, T.G. (1974) Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 55: 545.

Common name

White Aspen


Seldom growing beyond 30 cm dbh. White or cream stripes in the outer blaze.


Leaflet blades about 9-17 x 2.8-6 cm, with or without very short stalks. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Oil dots visible with a lens if not visible to the naked eye. Compound leaf petiole flattened or shallowly channelled on the upper surface.


Inflorescence about 3-9 cm long. Flowers about 9-11 mm long. Stamens eight, dimorphic, four long and four short, in one whorl, long and short stamens alternating.


Fruits globular to slightly pyriform, about 12-15 mm diam. Seeds about 4 mm long, enclosed in a thick and woody mesocarp.


Cotyledons about 7-8 mm long, margins +/- crenate. First pair of leaves with serrate margins. At the tenth leaf stage: lateral leaflets sessile, each leaflet blade with one lobe at the base; middle leaflet attenuate at the base. Seed germination time 81 to 228 days.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Queensland, occurs in CYP, NEQ and CEQ. Altitudinal range from sea level to 1100 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed rain forest on a variety of sites.

Acronychia melicopoides F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 3(1865). Acronychia melicopoides F.Muell. var. melicopoides, Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 7: 145(1869). Euodia acronychioides F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 4: 117(1864), Type: In silvis ad Rockingham Bay. Dallachy. Jambolifera melicopoides (F.Muell.) Kuntze, Revisio Generum Plantarum 1: 102(1891). Acronychia melicopoides var. lasiantha F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 7: 145(1869), Type: Cl. Carolus Moore varietatem fortasse hujus speciei a fontibus fluminis Clarences River Novae Angliae misit,.
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