Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Acronychia vestita F.Muell.

Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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Mueller, F.J.H. von (1864) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 4: 155. Type: Ad rivum Dalrymple Creek sinui Rockingham Bay affluentem. Dallachy.

Common name

Fuzzy Lemon Aspen; Hairy Aspen; White Apsen


Narrow, cream or pale brown, brittle stripes often apparent in the inner blaze.


Younger leaf bearing twigs clothed in numerous pale brown, erect hairs. Leaf bearing twigs 2-4 mm diam. Leaf blades about 10-16 x 5-10 cm. Lateral veins forming loops well inside the blade margin. Oil dots quite numerous.


Inflorescence about 5-7 cm long. Flowers about 6.5-8 mm long. Stamens eight, dimorphic, four long and four short, in one whorl, long and short stamens alternating.


Fruits rugose, +/- globular, about 15-18 mm diam. Seeds about 5-5.5 mm long.


Cotyledon margin finely crenate. First pair of leaflets +/- sessile, margins toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: a few small teeth towards the apex of the leaf blade; leaf blade quite hairy on the underside with a few hairs on the upper surface; terminal bud hairy. Seed germination time 189 to 628 days.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 750 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed lowland and upland rain forest. This species is favoured by disturbance.

Jambolifera vestita (F.Muell.) Kuntze, Revisio Generum Plantarum 1: 102(1891).
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