Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Alectryon subdentatus (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Radlk.
Radlkofer, L.A.T. (1879), Actes du Congres International de Botanistes .. Amsterdam for 1877: 117.
Hard Alectryon; Holly-leaved Birdseye
Leaves alternate, compound, with 4-6 or occasionally 2 leaflets. Leaflets opposite or sub-opposite, the lowest pair much smaller than others ( ± stipule like), paripinnate; leaf axis or rhachis with a terminal process or appendage (sometimes indistinct). Stipules absent. Petiole 0.2-2 cm long; petiolules 1-2 mm long. Leaflet blades elliptic, broad-elliptic to obovate, 2-9.5 cm long, 0.5-4 cm wide, base obtuse to cuneate, often asymmetrical, margin serrate to dentate sometimes very shallowly dentate to rarely entire, apex obtuse, with small raised gland terminating midrib on lower surface. Leaflets with 8-12 lateral veins. Domatia absent. Upper surface glossy and hairless or finely hairy, lower surface hairy, paler green or yellowish green.
Inflorescence axillary, paniculate, 3-6 cm long. Flowers functionally unisexual and monoecious, actinomorphic, perianth of 4-5 (-6) sepals, pink or red, 1.5-3.5 mm diam. Pedicels 1-2 mm long. Calyx cupular, lobes 0.5-0.7 mm long, petals absent. Male flowers with 6-8 stamens and a rudimentary ovary. Female flowers with staminodes and a superior ovary of 2-4 fused carpels.
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Occurs in CEQ, from W of Mackay southwards to New South Wales. Grows in dry rainforest usually on steep rocky slopes.
Differs from Alectryon tomentosus in that the leaflets of Alectryon tomentosus are oblong-elliptic to lanceolate with margins regularly toothed and both surfaces are usually hairy (4-8 in number). This profile information and associated coding has been adapted from Harden et al. (2014) and Reynolds (1982, 1985).