Brassiantha hedraiantheroides A.J.Ford
Simmons, M.P. et al (2012) Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62(1): 16-17. Type: AUSTRALIA. Queensland: Cook District, Cultivated Tolga (ex-Browns Creek, Yarrabah), 11 November 1998, A. Ford 2122 (holotype: BRI!; isotypes: CNS! (plus spirit), CS!, K!, L!, MO!, NSW!, PRE!, Z!).
Grows into a small tree but also flowers and fruits as a shrub.
Capsules star-shaped after dehiscence, then measuring about 45-60 mm diam., red or purplish on the inner surface. Seeds about 7-8 mm long, almost completely enveloped by an orange-red aril. Embryo about 5 mm long, cotyledons about 3-4 x 2-3 mm, about twice as wide as the radicle. Radicle about 2 x 1 mm.
Cotyledons elliptic, about 21-30 x 11-20 mm, apex obtuse, petiole short, about 1-2 mm long. First pair of true leaves alternate, elliptic, apex acute, base cuneate or attenuate, margin entire. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic, about 9-13 x 3.5-4.5 cm, petiole about 8 mm long. Lateral veins about 6-9 on each side of the midrib. Stipules very small and inconspicuous, visible with a lens. Roots orange. Seed germination time 82 to 207 days.