Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Embelia australiana (F.Muell.) F.M.Bailey
Bailey, F.M. (1892) Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock. Botany Bulletin 5: 19.
Vine stem diameters to 6 cm recorded. Sapwood surface corrugated.
Male flowers: Flowers about 4-5 mm diam. Calyx tube about 0.3 mm long. Calyx lobes about 0.9 mm long, glands translucent. Petals about 3-3.5 mm long, reflexed at anthesis, adaxial surface densely papillose, abaxial surface gland-dotted. Staminal filaments glabrous, about 1.2 mm long. Anthers with 1-3 red glands visible on the connective just above its junction with the filament.
Ripe fruits purplish black, globular or depressed globular, about 6-8 x 6-8.5 mm, pointed at the apex. Seeds about 5-6 x 7 mm. Testa longitudinally ribbed or lined. Embryo curved, about 4 mm long. Cotyledons about 0.6-1 mm long, shorter and narrower than the radicle which decreases in thickness as it approaches the cotyledons.
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Occurs in NEQ, CEQ and southwards as far as coastal central New South Wales. Altitudinal range in NEQ from 700-1100 m. Grows in the drier more seasonal upland rain forests often associated with Kauri Pine (Agathis robusta). Also occurs in New Guinea.