Diospyros pluviatilis Jessup
Jessup, L.W. (2014) Austrobaileya 9(2): 182-183. Type: Queensland. Cook District: Souita Falls - Middle Brook Creek Road, SE of Millaa Millaa, 11 November 1992, J.G. Tracey 15551.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-3 m tall.
Floral bracts two, persistent. Calyx clothed in pink or yellowish hairs on the outer surface. Corolla clothed in pink hairs on the outer surface. Male inflorescence cauline, in fascicles of 5-20 flowers. Male flowers: Flowers about 4 mm long; calyx tube 1-1.5 mm long, lobes (2-) 3, lobes 1-2 mm long; corolla tube 1.5-2 mm long, lobes 3, lobes 1.5-2 mm long; stamens 3 or 4, glabrous, attached to the base of the pistillode. Pistillode densely clothed in pink hairs. Female flowers: 1-3 together; much longer than the male flowers; calyx tube 1.2-2.4 mm, lobes (2-)3, lobes 2-2.5 mm long; corolla tube 2-2.5 mm long, lobes 3, lobes 2.4-2.6 mm long; staminodes absent; ovary clothed in prostrate, pink, red or white hairs; base of the ovary green; 3-locular, ovules 2 per locule; stigma green.
Cotyledons elliptic to ovate, obtuse at the base, about 17-25 x 12-14 mm, petiole short. Cataphylls often present above the cotyledons. First pair of true leaves obovate. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade about 75 x 25 mm, glabrous on the upper surface, petiole about 3 mm long, channelled on the upper surface. Terminal buds and young shoots clothed in pinkish hairs. Seed germination time 24 to 53 days.
Diospyros sp. Millaa Millaa (L.W. Jessup 515) [Provisional Phrase Name].