Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Baloghia parviflora C.T.White

Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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Male flower. © G. Sankowsky
Female flower. © G. Sankowsky
Leaves and female flower. © CSIRO
Leaves and female flowers. © CSIRO
Leaves. © G. Sankowsky
Scale bar 10mm. © CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, Epigeal germination. © CSIRO
10th leaf stage. © CSIRO

White, C.T. (1942) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 53: 227. Type: Mt. Spurgeon, alt. about 3,000 ft. (common in rain forest), C.T. White, No. 10546 (type: flowering specimens), Sept., 1936 .


Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Exudate pale watery red, if present.


Leaf blades about 8-18 x 3-7 cm. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin, sometimes a double series of loops.


Male and female flowers about 8-10 mm diam. Sepals glabrous on the adaxial surface. Disk orange.


Fruits +/- depressed globular, 3-lobed in section, about 10 x 12 mm, calyx persistent at the base. Seeds about 7 x 5-6 mm.


Cotyledons elliptic, about 25-30 x 15-18 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves elliptic, tapering to a fine acuminate apex. Seed germination time 21 to 27 days.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ. Altitudinal range from 900-1250 m. Grows as an understory tree in mountain rain forest.

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