Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Glochidion sessiliflorum Airy Shaw var. sessiliflorum
Airy Shaw, H.K. (1980) Kew Bulletin 35: 640.
Sessile Buttonwood; Pin Flower Tree; Buttonwood
Sometimes flowering and fruiting when no more than a shrub. Dead bark layered.
Capsules about 14-lobed, concave at the apex, about 15 mm diam., resembling a miniature Queensland Blue pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo). Cotyledons cupped, much wider than the radicle.
Cotyledons about 12-13 x 8-9 mm. Hypocotyl hairy. First pair of leaves with stipules about 1 mm long. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade obovate, apex shortly acuminate or mucronate, base cuneate, glabrous, veins 6-9 forming loops inside the leaf blade margin. Stipules shortly triangular. Leaves are often produced on shoots which resemble pinnate leaves. Seed germination time 17 days.
Distribution and Ecology
Glochidion sessiliflorum Airy Shaw, Kew Bulletin 31: 350(1976), Type: Qld, Claudie River, lat. 12 deg 45 S., long. 143 deg 15 E., rain forest, alt. 75 m, 16 Oct. 1974, Hyland 7805; holo: K.
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