Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Dinosperma melanophloium (C.T.White) T.G.Hartley
Hartley, T.G. (1997) Adansonia Ser. 3 19: 192.
Aniseed Aspen; Black Barked Doughwood; Hard Aspen
Small tree 3-10 m tall, seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh.
Fruits consist of 1-4 carpels just connate at the base. Individual carpels about 8-11 mm long. Seeds shed as the fruits open, seeds not held by any funicle-like organ. Cotyledons green. Seeds cylindrical or bullet-shaped, about 6 x 3 mm, testa smooth, hilum more than half the length of the seed.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in CYP, NEQ, CEQ and southwards to south-eastern Queensland. Altitudinal range in CYP and NEQ from 400-1100 m. Grows in drier, more seasonal rain forest and is often associated with Kauri Pine (Agathis robusta).
Melicope melanophloia C.T.White, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock. Botany Bulletin 20: 8(1918), Type: Kin Kin and Wolvi, Francis and White.
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