Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Drypetes iodoformis L.S.Sm. ex P.I.Forst.
Forster, P.I. (1997) Austrobaileya 4: 489. Type: Qld, Cook District, State Forest Reserve 607, West Logging Area, 11 Dic. 1974, B. Hyland 7901. Holo: QRS: iso: BRI, CANB.
Seldom exceeding 30 cm dbh. Wood emitting an odour resembling that of iodoform. Lenticels white or very pale.
Male flowers: Flowers in fascicles of 1-3 flowers. Flowers about 4-8 mm diam., pedicels about 1.5-2 mm long. Tepals about 2.5-3.2 x 1.8-3.2 mm. Stamens six, filaments about 1-2 mm long, anthers about 1-1.7 x 0.6-1.3 mm. Disk composed of numerous foliaceous glands. Female flowers: Flowers solitary, about 5-8 mm diam., pedicels about 3-4 mm long. Tepals about 3-4 x 2.3-4 mm. Disk cupuliform. Ovary about 2-2.5 x 1.7-2.2 mm, densely clothed in silver hairs. Styles reduced, stigmas appressed to the top of the ovary, about 0.8-1.5 mm long.
Fruits ellipsoid, about 20-25 x 12-15 mm. Cotyledons green in seeds of ripe fruits.
Cotyledons longer than wide, about 45-50 x 25-30 mm, petiole very short. First leaves about 6.5-7.7 x 1.7-2 cm, apex acuminate to acute, base cuneate to attenuate. Margin toothed towards the apex. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade narrowly elliptic, margin crenate; midrib green, raised on the upper surface of the leaf blade; lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Seed germination time 27 days.