Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Bouchardatia neurococca (F.Muell.) Baill.
Baillon, H.E. (1870) Adansonia 9: 110
Tree to 7 metres; bark grey-brown to dark-brown, smooth with pale lenticels; buds and young stems softly hairy; stems becoming glabrous; stipules absent.
Pinnate, opposite, 100 - 200mm; petioles 20 - 50mm; leaflets 3 - 5; lamina narrow-elliptic to oblanceolate, 55 -130mm by 10 - 50mm, firm; apex acute or acuminate; base cuneate, sometimes asymmetric; margins entire; pinnately veined with 13 - 20 main laterals each side of midrib, distinct on upper surface, raised and very prominent below, looping to form distinct marginal veins; minor veins raised and prominent below; upper surface glossy dark-green, glabrous; lower surface paler, yellow-green, softly hairy; domatia small and hairy; oil dots large, distinct but sparse; leaves with unpleasant odour when crushed; lateral petiolules 0 - 5mm; terminal petiolules 5 - 25mm, usually jointed at apex.
In terminal or upper axillary panicles, 50 - 100mm long; flowers bisexual, actinomorphic; sepals 4, c. 1mm; petals 4, 3 - 4.5mm, spreading, white; stamens usually 10; gynoecium 4 almost free carpels fused basally; ovaries superior.
Dry, 1 or 2 basally fused follicles 6 - 10mm long, transversely ridged, brown; seeds shiny brown, 1 per follicle.
Euodia neurococca F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 1(2): 28 (1858). Type: Brisbane River. Hill & Mueller.