Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Croton capitis-york Airy Shaw
Airy Shaw, H.K. (1981) Muelleria 4(3): 226. Type: Queensland, Silver Plains Holding, between Rocky River and Massey Creek, 13 40 S., 143 28 E., 1973, G. C. Stocker 1077: holo: QRS, iso:BRI, CANB.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub to 5 m tall.
Capsules with dense stellate scales on top of mamillate protuberances (nipple-like projections) on the outer surface.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in CYP and the far northern part of NEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to near 500 m. Grows as an understory plant in various types of rain forest and monsoon forest.
Croton capitis-york Airy Shaw var. capitis-york, Muelleria 4(3): 226(1981). Croton capitis-york var. pilosus Airy Shaw, Muelleria 4(3): 226(1981), Type: Queensland, 2 km south of Temple Bay Outstation, 12 22 S., 143 05 E., 1976, B. Hyland 8995; holo: QRS.
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