Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Elaeocarpus ruminatus F.Muell.

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Mueller, F.J.H. von (1874) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 8: 1. Type: In silvis densis ad sinum Rockinghams Bay; J. Dallachy.

Common name

Brown Quandong; Caloon; Quandong, Brown; Grey Quandong


White granular stripes in the outer blaze.


Leaf blades about 5-12 x 2.5-4.5 cm. About 25-35 teeth on each side of the leaf blade, uniformly distributed from the base to the apex. Old leaves turn red prior to falling. Domatia are foveoles. Leaves generally crowded towards the ends of the twigs. Petiole about 13-40 mm long.


Sepals less than 14 mm long. Petals about 4.5-5 x 1.5-2 mm, apex entire and acuminate or divided into about 3-7 teeth with the central tooth or lobe longer than the rest. Stamens about 18-25. Ovary hairy.


Fruits +/- globular, about 13 x 10-13 mm. Endocarp rugose, 2-sutured.


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Queensland, occurs in NEQ and CEQ, widespread. Altitudinal range from 600-1100 m. Grows in a variety of well developed rain forests.

Natural History & Notes

Produces quite a useful general purpose timber.

Wood specific gravity 0.56. Cause et al. (1989).

Elaeocarpus petiolosus F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 8: 2(1874), Type: (none cited).
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