Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Embelia curvinervia S.T.Reynolds

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Male flowers. © CSIRO
Leaves and Flowers. © CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. © CSIRO
Vine stem bark and vine stem transverse section. © CSIRO

Reynolds, S.T. (1991) Austrobaileya 3(3): 364. Type: Northern Territory. Near Bull Breek, 13 53 S, 131 17 E, 2 July 1946, S.T.Blake 16287 (holo: BRI; iso: BRI).


Vine stem diameters to 5 cm recorded. Laterally elongated, black speckles visible in the blaze. Outer blaze and inner blaze quite discrete, orange stripes visible in the inner blaze.


Leaf blades about 3-7.5 x 3-6 cm, petioles about 1-1.5 cm long. Small red oil dots visible with a lens, more common near the margin of the leaf blade.


Male flowers: Inflorescences terminal on short lateral shoots. Calyx lobes about 1 mm long. Petals about 2 mm long, both the inner and outer surfaces clothed in short glandular(?) hairs. Base of each petal clasping the lower part of a staminal filament. Staminal filaments about 2.5-3 mm long.


Fruit globose, to 4 x 4 mm, ripening red; pericarp thin, ribbed and wrinkled when dry.


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Australia, occurs in NT and CYP. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 50 m. Grows in gallery forest, monsoon forest and lowland rain forest.

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