Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Flacourtia territorialis Airy Shaw

Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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Female flower [not vouchered]. © G. Sankowsky
Male flower [not vouchered]. © G. Sankowsky
Leaves and male flowers [not vouchered]. © G. Sankowsky
Leaves and fruit [not vouchered]. © G. Sankowsky
Habit, leaves and fruit [not vouchered]. © G. Sankowsky
Scale bar 10mm. © CSIRO

Airy Shaw, H.K. (1978) Kew Bulletin 33: 3. Type: Northern Territory, Adelaide River, Beatrice Hill area, 19 Nov. 1974, 12 39 S, 13 21 E, Parker 536; holo: NT.


Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub up to 5 m tall.


Leaf blades about 2.5-3.1 x 1.4-1.5 cm, petioles about 0.1-0.4 cm long. Scale leaves usually present on the twigs below the leaves. Teeth (up to 11) usually present on each side of the leaf blade. Lateral veins about 3-5 on each side of the midrib. Stipules minute.


Male flowers: Flowers with about 20-25 glabrous, orange disk glands and about 21-30 stamens, about 1-3 mm long. Filaments up to 2.5 mm long, anthers globose, about 1 x 1 mm. Female flowers: Flowers with a lobed annular disk. Ovary ovoid, glabrous. Styles and stigmas six.


Fruits globose, about 8-12 mm diam., perianth persistent at the base and stigmas at the apex. Seeds discoid.


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to Australia. Occurs in NT and in CYP. Altitudinal range not known but probably not great. Grows in monsoon forest and vine thickets.

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