Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Chionanthus sleumeri (C.T.White) Stearn
Stearn, W.T. (1995) Kew Bull. 50: 817.
A small tree not exceeding 30 cm dbh.
First pair of leaves +/- sessile, midrib raised on the upper surface of the leaf blade and lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elongate-elliptic, apex acuminate, base shortly petiolate, glabrous, about 8-12 lateral veins each side of the midrib forming loops inside the blade margin. Midrib raised on the upper surface, petiole swollen. Cataphylls produced among the true leaves. Seed germination time 24 to 26 days.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to NEQ, restricted to the coastal strip between Cape Tribulation and Innisfail. Altitudinal range from sea level to 50 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed lowland rain forest.
Linociera coriacea C.T.White, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 47: 69(1936), Type: Mossman River Gorge, in rain-forest, L.J. Brass, 2125, February 9; holo: A?, BRI ?. Linociera sleumeri C.T.White, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 50: 82(1939), Type: Mossman River Gorge, in rain-forest, L.J. Brass, 2125, February 9; holo: A?, BRI ?.
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