Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Garcinia leggeae W.E.Cooper
Cooper, W.E. (2013) Austrobaileya 9(1): 14-16. Type: Australia: Queensland. Cook District:Gordon Creek, Iron Range National Park, 5 December 2012, W.Cooper 2187, R.Jensen & J.Kemp (holo: CNS [2 sheets + spirit]; iso: BRI, CANB, K, KEP, L, MO, SING).
Male inflorescence axillary or ramiflorous, a fascicle of 1-3 flowers. Male flowers 5-6.5 mm diam., sessile; sepals 4, 2-whorled, free, ovate, ca. 1.5 mm long x 1 mm wide; petals 4 (rarely 5), free, oblong-elliptic, 2.5-3 mm long, ca. 1.5 mm wide; androecium a fleshy receptacle free from petals, ca. 0.5 mm long; anthers 5-9, sessile or almost so, quadrate, ca. 0.4 mm long x 0.4 mm wide; pistillode absent. Female inflorescence axillary or ramiflorous, a solitary flower, sessile. Female flowers: ca. 5 mm diam.; sepals 4, 2-whorled, free, ovate, 2-3 mm long x 1.5-2 mm wide; petals 4, free, spreading widely, oblong-elliptic, ca. 3 mm long x 1.5 mm wide; staminodal phalanges 4, adnate to petals, filament-like with a globose apex, distally inflexed, ca. 1.4 mm long; antherodes 1 per phalange, ca. 0.8 mm long; ovary urceolate, ca. 2.5 mm long x 1.5 mm wide, sessile, 6-13-locular, uniovulate; stigma sessile, diameter ca. 1.5 mm.
Fruits a fleshy berry, ovoid, asymmetrical when some ovules infertile, about 20-27mm long x 29-45 mm wide, pink-red to dark-red, 6-13 septum lines. Seeds 6-13 per fruit, about 11 mm long x 7-8.5 mm wide not including the hairs; aril fleshy, translucent whitish or pinkish. Embryo about 11 x 7 mm. Radicle small and inconspicuous compared to the cotyledons.
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Endemic to CYP, known only from the Iron Range, mostly on the Claudie River and Gordon Creek floodplains. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 75 m. Grows as an understory plant in well developed rain forest.