Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Denhamia oleaster (Lindl.) F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1859) Transactions and Proceedings of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria 3: 29.
A thin orange layer usually conspicuous beneath the dead bark. Outer and inner blazes often distinct.
Leaf blades about 4-8 x 1-3.5 cm. Larger twigs with a thin orange layer under the dead bark.
Capsules with woody valves. Capsules about 1.5-2.8 cm long.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in CYP, NEQ, CEQ and southwards as far as southern inland Queensland. Altitudinal range from sea level to 900 m. Grows in open forest and brigalow scrub but appears to attain its best development in monsoon forest at least in the northern part of its range.
Leucocarpum oleaster (Lindl.) F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 6: 203(1868). Melicytus oleaster Lindl., Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia : 383(1848), Type: Qld, St Georges Bridge, Balonne River, T. L. Mitchell s.n.; syn: MEL. Denhamia heterophylla F.Muell., Transactions and Proceedings of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria 3: 29(1859), Type: On scrubby ridges from the Gilbert River to the Burdekin River, F. Mueller; syn: MEL.
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