Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Allosyncarpia ternata S.T.Blake

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Flowers [not vouchered]. © G. Sankowsky
Flowers [not vouchered]. © G. Sankowsky
Scale bar 10mm. © CSIRO
Habit, leaves and flowers. © CSIRO
Habit and habitat. © CSIRO

Blake, S.T. (1981) Austrobaileya 1(3): 44. Type: Beens 30 prope Oenpelli in Australia boreali lectum (BRI, holotypus) atque Byrnes 2443 (BRI paratypus).


A large tree. Blaze odour like that of Camphor Laurel (Cinnamomum camphora) or Pine (Pinus spp.).


Leaf blades about 7.5-13.5 x 1.4-2.2 cm, generally in whorls of three. Oil dots small but visible to the naked eye, very numerous. Midrib raised on the upper surface of the leaf blade.


Flowers sessile but aggregated into pedunculate triads about 10 mm diam., in panicles or racemes. Inflorescence hairs branched and septate.


Fruit about 5-6 mm long, usually one seeded. Seeds peltate, cotyledons large, broad and contorted.


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NT. Altitudinal range probably quite small, collected at 100 m. Grows in fringing forest and gallery forest particularly in sandstone gorges along creeks emerging from Arnhem Land.

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