Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Erythroxylum australe F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1859) Transactions and Proceedings of the Philosophical Institute of Victoria 3: 22. Type: In the Brigolow Scrubs of East Australia, as far north as the Burdekin River.
Dead bark layered. Pale brown brittle stripes in the blaze. Blaze odour not pleasant.
Flowers about 3 mm diam. Petals with a pronounced ruffle on the inner surface midway between the base and the apex. Stamens usually ten. Staminal filaments either fused towards the base or attached to a cup-shaped structure which surrounds the lower half of the ovary. Styles almost as long as the ovary.
Fruits +/- ellipsoid, about 5-10 mm long.
Cotyledons narrowly oblong, about 10-15 x 2-5 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves obovate; stipules enclosing the terminal bud, narrowly triangular, 3-4 mm long, positioned between the stem and petiole. Seed germination time 31 to 213 days.
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in NEQ, CEQ and southwards to south-eastern Queensland. Altitudinal range in NEQ from 500-800 m. Grows in monsoon forest and similar vegetation types.