Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Elaeocarpus sp. Windsor Tableland (B.Hyland 5541)

Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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Flowers [not vouchered]. © G. Sankowsky
Leaves [not vouchered]. © G. Sankowsky
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10th leaf stage. © CSIRO

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Lenticels tending to be in longitudinal lines.


Leaf blades fairly thick and leathery, about 7-12.5 x 2-4.5 cm. Terminal buds and young shoots densely clothed in short rusty brown hairs.


Sepals about 5 mm long. Petals about 5-6 x 2 mm, apex acute or obtuse, sometimes obscurely mucronate but not obviously toothed or lobed. Stamens about 40-50. Ovary clothed in rusty red hairs.


Fruits +/- ellipsoid, about 15-18 x 10-12 mm. Endocarp slightly rugose, with three sutures visible at the apex.


At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade elliptic to narrowly obovate, apex acuminate, base attenuate, margins very finely crenate, teeth with aristate apices, glabrous on the upper surface, lower surface hairy along the midrib and lateral veins; stipules elongate-triangular, hairy. Seed germination time 252 to 670 days.

Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Queensland, occurs in CYP and NEQ. Altitudinal range from 450-1000 m. Grows in upland and mountain rain forest.

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