Gen. (AQ520454) sp. Shute Harbour (D.A.Halford Q811)
Provisional HISPID phrase name.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-5 m tall but occasionally grows into a small tree.
Fruit surface smooth, not ribbed or rugose. Fruits ovoid, about 20 x 9 mm. Calyx tube or other remnants of the calyx present at the apex of the fruit. Pericarp flesh orange in colour. Seeds about 3-4 x 2-3 mm, laterally compressed. Testa surface rough. Embryo about 1.5 mm long, cotyledons wider than the radicle.
Cotyledons obovate to orbicular, about 8-9 x 7-9 mm. First pair of leaves opposite, stipules keeled, interpetiolar, about 1.5-2 mm long. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade obovate, about 30-45 x 10-11 mm, base cuneate, petiole very short, about 1-1.5 mm long. Stipules interpetiolar, triangular, about 2 mm long. Seed germination time 87 to 133 days.
Believed to be a new genus and species within the family Rubiaceae.