Glochidion hylandii Airy Shaw
Airy Shaw, H.K. (1976) Kew Bulletin 31: 347. Type: Qld. Cook District: Forest Reserve 185, lat. 17 deg 09 S., long. 145 deg 37 E., alt. .., 3 Dec. 1961, Hyland 02224; holo: K; iso: L, QRS.
Buttonwood; Hyland's Buttonwood; Pin Flower Tree
Usually encountered as a small tree less than 30 cm dbh but recorded to 40 cm dbh.
Capsules about 10-lobed, about 12-15 mm diam., resembling a miniature Queensland Blue pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo).
Cotyledons ovate or elliptic, about 8-10 mm long. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves obovate, apex acuminate, acute or obtuse with a mucro at the apex, base cuneate or attenuate, upper surface hairy especially along the midrib, lateral veins about 5-8, forming loops inside the leaf margin; stipules narrowly triangular, hairy. Leaves usually red or purple on the underside. Midrib raised in a channel on the upper surface of the leaf blade. Seed germination time 18 to 50 days.
Occurs in NEQ. Altitudinal range from 650-1100 m. Favoured by disturbance but usually grows in areas which have the potential for good rain forest development.