Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Acrothamnus spathaceus (Pedley) Quinn
Quinn, C.J. (2005) Australian Systematic Botany 18(5): 452.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub 1-3 m tall but also flowers when smaller, occasionally grows into a small tree about 6 m tall.
Flowers about 3 mm long. Calyx lobes green or cream-green but with white margins. Corolla lobes recurved, inner surface hairy. Anthers brown or red, +/- pendulous from the filament which is attached near the apex of the anther. Pollen white. Ovary green, seated in and fused to a darker green, 5-lobed disk.
Cotyledons narrowly elliptic to linear, about 4-6 x 0.5-1 mm, slightly longer and wider than the first group of true leaves. Hypocotyl glabrous but the stem above the cotyledons pubescent. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves sessile, linear (about 4 mm long), longitudinally 5-veined. Seed germination time 199 days.
Endemic to NEQ. Altitudinal range from 450-1250 m. Often grows in open eucalypt forest and wet sclerophyll forest but also occurs on the margins of rain forest, in disturbed rain forest and in stunted windswept rain forest on the mountain tops.