Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Albizia sp. Windsor Tableland (B.Gray 2181)

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Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. © CSIRO
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Provisional HISPID phrase name.


Heartwood brown.


Leaflet blades small, about 5-7 x 1.5-2 mm, sessile, midrib well over to one side and leaflets unequal-sided. A raised gland visible on the upper surface of the compound leaf petiole, about 5-25 mm below the first pair of secondary axes. Similar, but smaller, glands present between pairs of secondary axes towards the end of the compound leaf axis.


Flowers sessile. Peduncles about 1-2 cm long. Staminal filaments about 5 mm long.


Pods flat, about 2.5-4 cm wide. Seeds flat, +/- transversely oriented in the pods.


Cotyledons without visible veins. First pair of leaves both bipinnate. At the tenth leaf stage: more than 20 leaflets in the compound leaf; leaflet blades about 1-1.5 mm wide; stipules very small, about 0.5 mm long, hairy. Seed germination time 8 days.

Distribution and Ecology

Probably endemic to NEQ, known only from collections made on the Windsor Tableland and in the area between the Daintree and Bloomfield Rivers. Altitudinal range from 300-1000 m. Grows in well developed lowland and upland rain forest on a variety of sites.

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