Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Cerbera inflata S.T.Blake
Blake, S.T. (1959) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 70: 33. Type: near Goldsborough, Upper Mulgrave River, Qld,28 July 1943, S. T. Blake 15033.
Cassowary Plum; Rubber Tree; Plum, Cassowary; Milkwood, Grey; Grey Milkwood
Exudate rapid and copious.
Petioles and twigs produce a milky exudate. Leaves crowded towards the ends of rather stout twigs. Leaf blades about 10-26 x 1.5-3 cm, petioles about 2-4 cm long. Lateral veins about 30-40 on each side of the midrib.
Fresh fruits produce a milky exudate when cut. Fruits about 6-7 x 2-3.5 cm. Endocarp thick, woody and fibrous.
Cotyledons remaining inside the testa. Two or more cataphylls usually produced before the first true leaves which are usually narrowly lanceolate. At the tenth leaf stage: numerous small pale lenticels are produced on the stem. Stems and petioles produce a milky exudate.