Elaeocarpus hylobroma Y.Baba & Crayn
Baba, Y. & Crayn, D. (2012) Elaeocarpus hylobroma (Elaeocarpaceae): a new species endemic. Kew Bulletin 67(4): 744-749 . Type: Australia, Queensland, Dinden Forest Reserve, Kahlpahlim Rock area near tower, E of Mareeba. [Lamb Range, Dinden National Park], 1290 m, 12 Nov. 2004, Ford, Jensen & Cooper 4483.
Small tree to 18 m tall, usually poorly formed, coppicing.
Leaves clustered towards branch tips, petioles pinkish red, gradually turning green; leaf blade elliptic, narrow-elliptic to oblong, 37-106 (-112) × 10- 30 (-37) mm, both surfaces glabrous except pubescent on midrib, apex acute to acuminate and minutely emarginate with a very short black tooth on abaxial side; base attenuate-cuneate; margin serrate in upper ½ to ⅓ (rarely ⅔), serrations 2-6 each terminated by a minute black tooth associated with a vein ending, slightly recurved, often undulate; secondary veins (3-)4-8 pairs; domatia present in secondary vein axils, pocket-shaped, glabrous inside, 2-8 (-10) per leaf, rarely absent.
Inflorescences racemose, borne amongst and below leaves; flowers (3 -) 5 - 20 per inflorescence; bracts one per flower, caducous, deltoid, once toothed, ciliate, 0.7 - 1.5 mm long. Flowers 5-merous, sepals deltoid, 2.5 - 3 × c. 1 mm, slightly keeled in the lower half; petals white, oblanceolate, 2 - 3 mm × 0.5 - 1 mm, margin sparsely and shortly ciliate (≤0.1 mm), upper ⅓ fringed with 6 - 9 equal narrow triangular segments; stamens borne between disk and ovary, 11 - 14; ovary pale green, pubescent, 3-locular.
Features not available.
Elaeocarpus sp. Mossman Bluff (D.Fell 1666).