Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Garuga floribunda Decne. var. floribunda
Leenhouts, P.W. (1858) Flora Malesiana Series I 5: 215.
Flowers about 5 mm diam. Calyx lobes about 1 mm long. Corolla lobes about 2 mm long. Receptacle (hypanthium) cup-shaped, about 2.5 mm long, inner surface disciform. Staminal filaments attached to the apex of the receptacle. Ovary shortly stalked. Ovary and style clothed in long erect hairs, at right angles to the axis. Stigma green, 5-lobed.
Cotyledons about 19-22 mm long, trifoliolate with lateral leaflets deeply lobed, petiole with a few pale hairs. First leaves or leaflets with toothed margins. At the tenth leaf stage: leaflets ovate, apex acuminate, margin serrate, upper surface with a few pale hairs, petiole and rhachis hairy; stipules linear, hairy, about 2-3 mm long. Taproot swollen, carrot-like (Daucus carota). Terminal leaflet larger than the lateral leaflets. Seed germination time 28 to 193 days.
Garuga floribunda Decne., Nouvelles Annales du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle 3 : 477 (1834), Type: Timor, collector unknown; holo: G; iso: NY. Fide Kalkman, Blumea 7: 463 (1953).