Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Garcinia brassii C.T.White
White, C.T. (1936) Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 47: 52. Type: Thornton Peak, in low scrub at the summit, L.J. Brass, No. 2277 (fruits) March 14.
Petioles and twigs produce a yellow exudate. Petioles 5-12 mm; leaf blades 25-125 mm long x 16-63 mm wide, base attenuate or cuneate; apex acute, obtuse or emarginate; margin recurved; secondary vens 12-35 pairs.
Male inflorescences terminal, panicle 3-18-flowered; male flowers: sepals 4, 2-whorled, outer pair joined, D-shaped or ovate-orbicular, 4-6.5 mm long x 4-6.5 mm wide, inner pair free, orbicular or oblong-orbicular, 7-8 mm long x 6-7 mm wide; petals 4, free, orbicular, 9-14 mm long x 8-14 mm wide; stamens aggregated into four stout phalanges; disk absent or not obvious in the male flower. Female inflorescence terminal, a solitary flower; sepals 4, 2-whorled, outer pair joined, oblong, 5 mm long x 4 mm wide; inner pair free, broadly ovate or orbicular, 6-8 mm long x 5-7 mm wide; petals 4, free, orbicular, 8-10 mm long x 8-10 mm wide; four stout staminodal phalanges; stigma sessile, domed, 4.5-5.5 mm diam.
Leaves and roots arise from shoots at opposite ends of the seed. A number of alternate and opposite cataphylls produced before the first true leaves. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves narrowly elliptic, glabrous, underside with a number of wavy +/- parallel latex canals crossing the main lateral veins; lateral veins fusing with an intramarginal vein very close to the margin of the leaf blade; a stipule-like appendage attached to each petiole between it and the stem. Seed germination time 90 to 236 days.