Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Antidesma erostre Benth.
Bentham, G. (1873) Flora Australiensis 6: 87. Type: Queensland. Rockingham Bay, Dallachy.
Wild Currant; Currant-tree; Currantwood
Seldom grows beyond 30 cm dbh.
Leaf blades about 5-11 x 2.5-4 cm. About 5-8 pairs of lateral veins forming distinct loops inside the blade margin. Numerous pale lenticels on the leafy twigs.
Fruits small, about 7-10 mm long. Persistent calyx swollen, +/- disk-like.
Cotyledons elliptic, about 12-15 x 7-10 mm, apex obtuse, base cuneate. First leaves ovate to obovate, apex acuminate, base cuneate. Lower surface clothed in short hairs. Midrib hairy, flush with the upper surface. At the tenth leaf stage: petioles hairy; stipules filiform, 3-5 mm long, hairy. Seed germination time 29 to 157 days.
Distribution and Ecology
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