Eidothea zoexylocarya A.W.Douglas & B.Hyland
Douglas, A.W. & Hyland, B.P.M. (1995) Flora of Australia 16: 473. Type: Timber Reserve 1230, Boonjee Logging Area, Mt Bartle Frere, QLD, 9 Jan, 1980; B.Gray 1611; holo: QRS; iso: BRI, CANB, DNA, HO, K, L, LSU, MEL, MO.
Oak grain in the wood and a corresponding pattern in the inner blaze.
The centre flower in each head or cluster usually hermaphrodite, the surrounding flowers usually male. Tepals glabrous outside, villous near the base on the inner surface, about 8-9 mm long. Staminal filaments about 4 mm long, attached to the base of the tepals. Hypogynous glands absent. Ovary sessile, villous, about 2 mm long, ovule one. Style glabrous, about 6 mm long. Stigma terminal, +/- 2-lipped.
Cataphylls narrow lanceolate, about 0.7-1 cm long, numerous (about 20-40) produced before the first true leaves. First true leaves about 8 x 2.5 cm, produced in a whorl of about 4-6. Margins smooth or toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves usually in whorls of three (sometimes five). Cataphylls about 3-5 mm long, spirally arranged on the internodes between the whorls of leaves. Internodes about 7-9 cm long but probably dependent on the growth conditions experienced. Leaf blade elliptic to slightly obovate, about 85-95 x 24-29 mm, apex apiculate to mucronate, base cuneate, petiole about 6-8 mm long. Seed germination time 172 to 532 days.
Seeds eaten by native rats. Cooper & Cooper (1994).