Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Flueggea leucopyrus Willd.
Willdenow, C.L. von (1806) Species Plantarum ed. 4, 4(2) : 757. Type: Habitat in India orientali, D. Klein; holo: B (destroyed?).
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub 2-3 m tall.
Cotyledons about 5-7 x 2-5 mm. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade obovate or orbicular, about 9-10 x 7-8 mm, apex retuse or emarginate. Lateral veins forming loops inside the blade margin. Petiole grooved or channelled on the upper surface. Stipules narrowly triangular, rather small and inconspicuous less than 1 mm long, usually with some reddish brown hairs on the margin. Seed germination time 19 to 240 days.
Occurs in NEQ, CEQ and southwards as far as south eastern Queensland. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 800 m. Grows in open forest but more common in vine thickets and monsoon forest. Also occurs in southern India and Sri Lanka.