Eupomatia barbata Jessup
Jessup, L.W. (2002) Austrobaileya 6: 333. Type: Queensland, Noahs Head area, Cape Tribulation, Oct. 1971, L.J. Webb & J.G. Tracey 10269; holo: BRI.
Occasionally flowers and fruits as a shrub 1 m tall but often flowers when smaller.
Flowers about 4 cm diam. After the operculum is shed the floral parts can be seen arranged in concentric rings in the open flower. The adaxial surface of most perianth parts clothed in large domes glands. 1. An outer whorl of petal-like staminodes with ciliate margins. 2. A whorl of fleshy staminodes covered with warty glands. 3. A whorl of petal-like anthers. 4. An innermost whorl of reflexed anthers with margins clothed in dendritic hairs. Carpels fused to form a flat topped disk in the centre of the flower.
Cotyledons ovate to almost orbicular, about 11 x 10 mm. First pair of leaves alternate, obovate, apex obtuse, base cuneate to attenuate. At the tenth leaf stage: stem +/- zig-zagged with pairs of ribs or narrow wings running down the stem from the base of each petiole. Young twigs and terminal buds clothed in brown hairs. Leaves +/- oblanceolate, apex acuminate, base attenuate, lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Seed germination time 37 to 77 days.