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Ceratopetalum corymbosum C.T.White

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White, C.T. (1942) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 53: 216. Type: Thornton Peak, alt. 4,500 ft. Dr. H. Flecker (flowers), 14th Dec., 1940. N.Q. Nat. Club. No. 7108.

Common name

Mountain sycamore


Usually a small tree but recorded up to 40 cm dbh. A thin dark almost black layer usually visible in the inner blaze.


Leaflet blades about 5-8.5 x 1.5-3 cm. Leaflet stalk short or absent. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Stipules about 5-10 mm long, spathulate.


Flowers rather strongly perfumed. Tepals about 3.5-5 mm long.


Fruits predominantly 5-winged, about 15 mm diam.


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ, restricted to the Thornton Peak area north of the Daintree River. Altitudinal range from 1200-1300 m. Grows in stunted mountain rain forest.

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