Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Dimorphocalyx australiensis C.T.White
White, C.T. (1936) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 47: 80. Type: Mowbray River, in rain forest, L.J. Brass, No. 2019 (male flowers. 23rd January).
Fruits about 8 mm diam., splitting or dehiscing explosively to release and fling the seeds some distance from the tree. Outer surface of the fruit clothed in fine hairs and short bristle-like appendages.
Cotyledons almost orbicular, about 15-20 mm diam. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic, margins +/- crenate, stipules triangular. Seed germination time 8 to 20 days.
Distribution and Ecology
Natural History & Notes
This shrub or small tree has horticultural potential producing numerous white flowers.
Tritaxis australiensis S.Moore, Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 45 : 218(1920), Type: Queensland, Cape York; Daemel.
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