Aidia cowleyi Puttock
Puttock, C.F. (2001) Malayan Nature Journal 55(1): 168. Type: Cowley Beach, North Kennedy District. Puttock; Graham UNSW15841, 7 Dec 1983. Holo: NSW; Iso: BRI, K, MEL, UNSW.
Usually grows into a small tree but also flowers and fruits as a shrub.
Flowers about 10-12 mm diam. Calyx tube (hypanthium) about 4 mm long, lobes about 0.5 mm long and broadly triangular. Corolla tube about 4-5 mm long, densely hairy just below throat, lobes about 5 mm long. Anthers 4-5 mm long on filaments less than 1 mm long. Stamens inserted at the top of the corolla tube. Style about 4 mm long. Two stigmatic branches(?) very thick and broad, about 3 mm long.
Cotyledons obovate or +/- orbicular, about 5-9 x 5-6 mm, stipulate, First pair of leaves opposite +/- elliptic, stipulate. Stem above the cotyledons clothed in long +/- erect white hairs. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade obovate, petiole very short. Stipules interpetiolar, triangular, about 3 mm long and drawn out into a point at the apex. Stem sparsely clothed in pale, arched hairs. Seed germination time 34 to 153 days.
Flowers have a strong but pleasant jasmine fragrance.