Diospyros geminata (R.Br.) F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1867) Intercolonial Exhibition Essays, 1866-67, No. 5. Australian Vegetation : 35.
A shrub or tree to 12 m.
Male flowers fasciculate on several condensed axes, mostly 7-20 flowers in each axil; flowers sessile; calyx tube 1.4-2 mm long, lobes 3(-4) about 1 mm long, with short appressed hairs; corolla tube 2.5-3.7 mm long, lobes mostly 3 about 2-2.5 mm log, with short appressed hairs; stamens 6-9, not attached to corolla tube; pistillode 0.5-1 mm long. Female flowers fasciculate, sessile, 2-4 on a short common peduncle; calyx 3-lobed, tube 1.3-1.8 mm long, with short appressed hairs; corolla 3-lobed, tube 2.5-3.5 mm long, with short appressed hairs; staminodes absent; ovary 1.5-2 mm long, 3-locular; style 0.4-0.6 mm long, hairy.
Cotyledons thick and leathery, ovate-elliptic, broadly ovate to orbicular, about 12-21 x 10-15 mm. Oil dots visible with a lens when viewed from the upper surface. One small hairy cataphyll often produced just above the cotyledons. First pair of leaves alternate, elliptic to obovate, margins smooth. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade obovate to elliptic, apex obtuse, base cuneate; the stem and terminal bud clothed in brown prostrate, medifixed hairs. Cataphylls sometimes present among the leaves. Roots black. Seed germination time 26 to 34 days.