Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Ardisia hylandii Jackes 

Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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Jackes, B.R. (2010) Austrobaileya 8(2): 223. Type: Queensland, Cook District: mount Bellenden Ker, December 1909, K. Domin 7657.


Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-4 m tall.


Venation not obvious on either the upper or lower surfaces of the leaf blade. Oil dots mainly elongate, reddish in colour. Twigs glabrous.


Pedicels about 8-10 mm long. Calyx and corolla marked by red (?) elongated oil glands. Ovules three, one per locule.


Pedicels slender, Calyx 5-lobed, persistent at the base. Fruits globular, about 6 mm diam. Seeds globose, about 6 mm diam. Embryo very small, sometimes with three cotyledons.


At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade about 9-10 x 2 cm, petiole about 0.3-0.4 cm long. Oil dots pink to dark red. Pink oil dots +/- orbicular, dark red oil dots usually streaky. Seed germination time 71 days.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ. Altitudinal range from 850-1400 m. Grows as an understory plant in upland and mountain rain forest.

Ardisia depauperata (Domin) Jackes, Austrobaileya 8(1): 11(2009), Type: [Invalid Name]. Ardisia sp. Mountain Ardisia (BH 8778). Ardisia brevipedata var. depauperata Domin, Bibliotheca Botanica 22(89): 1056(1930), Type: Mount Bellenden Ker region, December 1909, K. Domin 7657.
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