Diospyros rheophila Jessup
Jessup, L.W. (2014) Austrobaileya 9(2): 183-184. Type: Queensland. Cook District: Timber Reserve 175, Baird Logging Area, 22 September 1980, B.Hyland 10623 (holo: BRI).
Grows into a small tree 5 m tall, often poorly formed because of flood damage, but also flowers and fruits as a shrub.
Young leaves and shoots clothed in pale medifixed hairs. Leaf blades hard and leathery, about 4.3-8.5 x 1-1.7 cm, petioles about 0.2-0.4 cm long. Glands 2-6 on basal quarter of lamina below. Lateral veins about 5-10 pairs, but very irregular and forming only inconspicuous loops inside the blade margin.
Male flowers: Inflorescence a compressed raceme. Flowers about 4 mm diam. Sepals about 4 mm long. Corolla tube about 5 mm long, lobes about 4 mm long. Stamens 9, anthers about 2 mm long, filaments about 2 mm long. Pollen white. Female flowers solitary; calyx 3.5-4 mm long, tube 1.5-2 mm long, lobes 3, 1.5-2 mm long; corolla tube 2-3 mm long, lobes 3, lobes 2-2.5 mm long; staminodes absent; ovary 3 locular, ovules 2 per locule; stigmas bifid.
Features not available.
Diospyros sp. Baird LA (B.P.Hyland 9374) [Provisional Phrase Name].