Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Elaeocarpus elliffii B.Hyland & Coode

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Hyland, B.P.M. & Coode, M.J.E. (1984) Kew Bulletin 39: 577. Type: Queensland, SFR 143, S. Mary L.A., 975m, 11 Nov. 1970, Hyland 4967 (holotype K; isotype QRS).

Common name

Mountain Quandong; Quandong


White granular stripes in the outer blaze. Lenticels often quite large, up to 7 mm diameter.


Leaf blades about 6-9 x 1.5-3 cm with about 1-6 conspicuous foveoles on the underside. About 9-18 teeth on each side of the leaf blade. Old leaves turn red prior to falling.


Sepals less than 14 mm long. Petals about 4.5-5 x 1.2-2 mm, apex divided into about 6-9 irregular teeth or lobes. Stamens about 30-35. Ovary hairy.


Fruits globular-ellipsoid, about 12-14 x 10-11 mm. Endocarp rugose.


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ, widespread from near Cooktown to Tully. Altitudinal range from 200-1200 m. Grows in a variety of well developed rain forests.

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