Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Glochidion sessiliflorum var. stylosum Airy Shaw

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Airy Shaw, H.K. (1980) Kew Bulletin 35: 641. Type: Queensland. Cook District, T.R. 146, Tableland L.A. 15 45 S, 145 15 E, rain-forest, 660m, 9 July 1975, Hyland 3221RFK; holo: K; iso: QRS.

Common name

Pin Flower Tree; Buttonwood


Dead bark layered.


Leaf blades about 4.5-7 x 1.5-2.5 cm. Midrib slightly raised on the upper surface. Leaf bearing twigs mainly glabrous.


Male flowers: Inflorescence without a peduncle and strictly axillary. Flowers without a disk. Female flowers: Flowers about 1.5 mm diam., sessile or shortly pedicellate. Style +/- columnar, exserted at flowering.


Capsules about 14-lobed, concave at the apex, about 10 mm or more diam., resembling a miniature Queensland Blue pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo).


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Distribution and Ecology

Endemic to NEQ, known only from the type collection from Big Tableland south of Cooktown. Collected in well developed rain forest at 660 m.

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