Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Clausena brevistyla Oliv.
Oliver, D. (1861) Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society, Botany 5, 2nd. Suppl. : 31. Type: In `Hope Islets! MGillivray, Hb. Hook.
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Fruits globose, about 6-10 mm diam., surface of the fruits marked by pale glandular spots. Seeds about 9-11 x 7-8 mm. Testa smooth. Cotyledons green, outer surface marked by conspicuous oil glands.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in CYP, NEQ, CEQ and southwards as far as south-eastern Queensland. Altitudinal range from sea level to 800 m. Grows as an understory tree in well developed rain forest on a variety of sites. Also occurs in New Guinea.
Natural History & Notes
Food plant for the larval stages of the Orchard and Ambrax Butterflies. Common & Waterhouse (1981).
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