Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Cleistanthus dallachyanus (Baill.) Benth.
Bentham, G. (1873), Flora Australiensis 6: 122.
Shrub or tree to 12 metres; new growth reddish; buds and young stems densely hairy with simple rusty hairs, older stems hairless with prominent reddish lenticels; stipules 2, lanceolate, 1-2mm, persistent.
Simple, alternate, 2-ranked; lamina ov ate to broad-ovate or elliptic, 30-100mm by 15-50mm; apex acute to acuminate; base rounded; margins entire; upper surface glossy, glabrous; lower surface dull greyish-green, glabrous; pinnately veined with 7-11 main lateral veins either side of midrib, distinct on both surfaces; petiole 5-10mm.
Inflorescences terminal or in upper axils, spikes; flowers unisexual, actinomorphic, 3-4mm diam., yellow; sepals (4)-5, petaloid, yellow; petals (4)-5, shorter than sepals, yellow; male flowers with 5 stamens; filaments basally fused into a column; rudimentary pistil present; female flowers with superior 3-locular ovary bearing 3 styles each 2-lobed.
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