Atalaya rigida S.T.Reynolds
Reynolds, S.T. (1981) Austrobaileya 1(4): 405. Type: North Kennedy District: Strathdickie North, near Proserpine, Oct 1937, K.A. Macpherson 123 (BRI holotypus, QRS isotypus).
Small little-branched tree. Twigs and axes clothed in short simple hairs.
Leaves compound, pinnate, alternate, with 2, 4-8 or rarely 10 pairs of leaflets and no terminal leaflet; leaflet stalks 0-2 mm long, enlarged into a prominent basal pulvinule. Leaflet blades about 10-14.5 cm long, 4-7.5 cm wide leaflets broadly ovate to elliptic, glabrous, thick and leathery, shiny above, paler below; apex obtuse; base oblique; venation pinnate and prominent on both surfaces, 8-12 pairs of secondary veins; minor veins conspicuous.
Inflorescence consisting of large panicles up to 25 cm long, terminal or in upper axils. Flowers white, functionally unisexual and monoecious, however variously described in literature as:polygamous (with unisexual and bisexual flowers present); falsely polygamous (with male flowers and apparently bisexual but functionally female flowers present); and dioecious. Flowers regular or slightly zygomorphic; sepals (4) 5, 3-3.5 mm long, 2-5 mm wide, thin and hoary outside; petals (4) 5, 7-8 mm long, 3-4 mm wide, obovate, hairy outside, inner surface with bilobed scale at base without crests; disc annular; male flowers: stamens 8 with rudimentary ovary; female flowers ovary superior, 3 locular with staminodes.
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